LOVE Island’s Belle Hassan has revealed she’s had a ‘long hard battle’ with her mental health, which forced her to quit social media.
The blonde beauty opened up in a heartfelt Instagram post about how she has been feeling and coping with her struggles.
Belle, 22, who is the daughter of actor Tamar Hassan, bravely revealed exactly how she had been feeling and coping.
She began: “I’ve been putting this off for so long. Thinking over and over in my head not really knowing how or what to say I’ve probably written and deleted this caption 20 times
“… the last few weeks I’ve struggled
“I feel like it’s about time I spoke out and was honest about my issues as normally I try to keep them quiet as I don’t want people to think different of me. I’ve had a long hard battle with my mental health and so many ups and downs smiles and tears I’m okay one minute and then I’m not okay the next…”
Belle’s Love Island pals were quick to let the make-up artist know that she had support from them.
Harley Brash, who appeared on the series alongside Belle, left a series of red love hearts.
While Anna Vakili assured her pal: “You are not alone I love you so much,” and sandwich man Joseph Garratt wrote: “You’re amazing ”
Danny Williams added: “Legend for posting this Belle. Big respect ”
And Francesca Allen wrote: “We got you 100% ”
Belle went on in the emotional post about how she’s needed to take a break from Instagram, and a break from “comparing myself from feeling like I’m not enough”.
The 22-year-old said she had kept quiet about the “battle in my head as I don’t want people to view me different or think I’m weak or some kind of victim”.
She bravely urged her followers to know they are not their own just because people rely on them or think of them as the ‘strong one’.
Belle urged: “…doesn’t mean you can’t have weak times, or even take time out to heal you first. Just because you are strong doesn’t mean you can’t hurt and cry and be sad.”
Speaking frankly in the candid post, Belle concluded: “Even when you are low you are still strong and what ever you are going through you will come out stronger than before.
“Just hope every one knows it’s okay to take time out to look after your self and your mind social media can be a hard place. all I can do is better my self and work out my happy medium, but babies I’m back, not perfect but trying my best…”