Opening up. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna‘s children grew up in the spotlight, but there is a lot about her daughters that fans don’t know. Lisa’s oldest daughter, Delilah Belle Hamlin, took to her Instagram Story on Friday, July 19, to bravely share her struggle with anxiety and depression and revealed that she even had two stints in rehab to learn how to cope.
“I’ve been hesitant to share this information with you guys because there are a lot of you know and sometimes that scares me. I strive to try my hardest to be a positive influence on my younger followers. I wanted to share this with you guys today because it could help at least one person struggling with anxiety and or depression,” the 21-year-old wrote in a lengthy statement on her Instagram Story.
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the other day people on Instagram were declaring I was a liar based on a photo I posted where I claimed I was wearing no makeup besides the obvious lipstick and lashes. People were saying I was making young girls feel poorly about themselves. the fact that I even have to stand up for myself and justify this blows my mind. In this photo I am wearing absolutely ZERO makeup. haven’t washed my face since last evening. The only thing I have on are eyelash extensions. I would never want to post anything that would create young girls or boys to feel as though they need to uphold unattainable beauty standards. this is me all oily and sick in bed with no flash and no filter on my face. You should never care what other people think about you however, after getting over thousands of hateful messages it started to hurt me. Just a friendly reminder that cyber bullying ISNT COOL. And I am being 100% vulnerable and honest. Obviously there are larger issues to be focusing on in the world right now however, I want to use my social media platform for good and to help influence young girls and boys in a positive way so just reinforcing that!
She went on to explain that last summer, she spent some time in rehabilitation because she had been struggling with her mental health after moving from L.A. to New York City to begin her college journey at New York University (NYU). “Not long after I move to New York, I began having terrible depression. I start attracting negative people into my life because my thoughts were so negative,” Delilah wrote. “I got trapped in a severely unhealthy relationship that pushed me over the edge. I couldn’t get out of the relationship because I thought I was deserving of it.”
Delilah said after staying in the relationship for eight months, she decided she needed help. She called her mom in February, then flew back to L.A. where she sought treatment at a rehab facility. “Little did I know that this was going to be the BEST thing that’s ever happened to me. I learned so much about being independent, feeling less shameful and guilty, I learned about self-love instead of self-deprivation and so much more,” the model continued.
She explained that she went to rehab again in June for 60 days. “This experience was truly the best thing that has ever happened to me. I worked through traumas and self-love. But mostly I learned what self-respect meant,” Delilah added.
The blonde beauty then urged her followers to learn from her experience. “If you suffer from anxiety, or depression, or rather any of the things I’ve mentioned above, then don’t be afraid to be VULNERABLE and ask for help because it will change your life ❤️,” she wrote.
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