Hailey Bieber Says She Used to Cry 'All Night' With Anxiety

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Hailey Bieber is getting candid about her struggle with anxiety. 

In a new interview with Glamour published on Tuesday, the 22-year-old model revealed that at one point, her anxiety was so bad that she'd be up "all night" crying about it. Hailey said that she hopes her openness on the topic -- and others' discussions about mental health -- will help people realize they're not alone. 

"People would ask me, 'How are you?' and I'd be like, 'I'm fine; I'm good.' But really I'd be crying in my hotel room all night," she shares. "You just have to be honest that life sucks sometimes. It's hard. Things are difficult. I just think the more we are open about it, the more we can help people find solutions."

"So many young men and women have their anxiety peak between 18 and 25, and then you place social media, work pressure, and school pressure on top of that, you know, it's hard," she adds. 

Hailey, whose husband, Justin Bieber, has also recently shared his mental health struggles with fans, praised him and her family for helping to build her confidence when she needs it. 

"I look at the people in my life. I look at the relationships I have. I look at, like, the things that are positive and try to remind myself of them. Like, I love my parents. I have great friends. I have an amazing husband," she expresses. "Everybody has things that are going bad in their life -- no matter who you are or what is going on. There are always going to be things that bother you, or that you struggle with, that are never going to go away."

"Instead of focusing on those things, I try to flip the thought and focus on the other stuff. Like, I know I'm in a good spot in life. My family loves me," she explains. "You've just got to flip the thought." 

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stepping into 2019 I want to be more open, I want to be more open about the things I struggle with, and be able to be more vulnerable. I’m a 22 years old, and the truth is no matter how amazing life may look from the outside I struggle... I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry. I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I’m not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough. Every single day is a confidence battle for me. I’m not writing this for a pity party or for sympathy but just to simply say, I’m a human.. I’m a young woman, I’m learning who I am and, it’s REALLY FREAKING HARD. It’s hard finding who you are, but what’s even harder is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that. There are days that I’m simply broken because of it. It would be incredible if other young girls and women could find it in themselves to lift each other up, to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than. We ALL have flaws, and that will never change. What I do know is, God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story because there’s a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created and he makes no mistakes!! So this year I’m gonna do my very best to just be ME and be confident with who I am. Cause I am enough, and I’m loved, and you are enough and you’re loved.

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The model also realizes the importance of alone time. 

"I like to nap. Honestly, I understand little kids when I nap. I'm like, 'Oh, I get it. This is really helpful and it feels good.' I also like to take a moment and listen to some music and chill," she says. 

"It's so important, in my opinion, to find those moments for yourself. Especially when you're around people all the time. Not only for work, but when you're in a relationship too, and you're with another person all the time. I think it's important for both parties to be able to be, like, 'Hey, I need an hour to myself,'" she continues. "For me, I actually enjoy running errands. I like having to go to the grocery store or the drugstore. It's a weird therapeutic thing for me -- [it helps me] to feel normal."

A source recently told ET that Hailey has been extremely supportive of Justin through his battle of depression, and recognized his need for help before he sought treatment. See more on the couple in the video below. 

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