Depression was ruining a social media star's life. This is how she beat it
A Canadian social media influencer says forgetting about the fake life she was sharing and opening up about her mental health struggles have helped her feel much better, without losing her audience.
But while the 25-year-old B.C. woman was outwardly displaying all the signs of a star on the rise, something much different was happening in her head.
“It got to the point where I would get up and get ready just for the picture – and just go straight back to bed and post it saying I’m happy, when I was not at all.”
“I don’t exactly know how it started. I kept posting about me being pregnant with her, and my relationship with her father, and it just kind of rolled from there,” she said.
Being met with the reality of her fame made Fladager more determined than ever to present the image her followers expected of her – even though she knew it was a complete illusion. The feeling of being a fraud continued to eat away at her, causing ever-worsening anxiety and depression.
“I feel like I can take pictures without having to do my makeup and my hair – I just feel a lot more free.”Read more: CTV News
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