In a new, lengthy Instagram post, Justin Bieber is opening up about his childhood, rise to fame and mental health.

 

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Justin writes, “It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life, your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, your relationships.  When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble.  You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day.  A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment.  Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore.  Where you feel like it’s never going to change.  I can fully sympathize with you.  I could not change my mindset.  I am fortunate to have people in life that continue to encourage me to keep going.  You see, i have a lot of money, clothes, cars, accolades, achievements, awards and I was still unfulfilled.  Have you noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life? There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child who’s brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet.  No rationality, defiant, rebellious, things all of us have to go through.  But when you add the pressure of stardom, it does something to you that is quite unexplainable.  You see, i didn’t grow up in a stable home, my parents were 18, separated with no money, still young and rebellious as well.  As my talent progressed, and I became ultra successful, it happened within a strand of two years.  My whole world was flipped on its head.  I went from a 13-year old boy from a small tow to being praised left and right by the world with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was.  I don’t know about you but humility comes with age.  You hear these things enough as a young boy and you actually start believing it.  Rationally comes with age and so does your decision making process.  Everyone did everything for me so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility.  So by this point, I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted.  This is a vert scary concept for anyone.  By 20, I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world.  Being on stage according to studies is a bigger dopamine rush than almost any other activity … so these massive ups and downs on their own are very hard to manage.  You notice a lot of touring bands and people end up having a phase of drug abuse, and I believe it’s due to not being able to manage the huge ups and downs that come with being an entertainer.”

 

This is where Justin gets real personal, “I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships.  I became resentful, disrespectful to women and angry.  I became distant to everyone who loved me, and i was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become.  I felt like I could never turn it around.  It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits.  Luckily God blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me.  Now I am navigating the best season of my life ‘MARRIAGE’ which is an amazing, crazy new responsibility.  You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility and all of the things it looks like to be a good man.”

 

 

This isn’t the first time Justin has addressed his mental health issues.  Back in May, Justin wrote yet another lengthy Instagram (read below).

 

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Don’t stop fighting the battle has already won.. fight for what you love and who you love don’t let fear and anxiety win..god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power love and of a sound mind! I havent believed the truth about myself I haven’t believed I am loved I haven’t believed I am forgiven it’s a hard thing for me to wrap my head around. I hang my head in shame and I wallow in sadnes about the the people who have betrayed me. Jesus has given me freedom and the persuit of getting to know his character is never ending. Gods character never changes he is the same yesterday now and forever. He is always good!. I won’t be afraid to be vulnerable before him.. his power is made strong in our weakness. God isn’t afraid of your pain and your brokenness he actually welcomes it. Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest! these are words from Jesus! There is hope and it’s in him.!! He loves and cares for you! For god so loved the world that he gave his only son so that whoever believes him wont die but have eternal life! You are that whoever and he accepts you as you are!! He loves and forgives you and welcomes you into his arms every time you mess He is a perfect and loving god who adores you!

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Wishing you all the best, Justin!

 

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