Bella Hadid Returns to Instagram After Taking a Break to Prioritize Her Mental Health. "I took some time away to reflect and learn about myself in a way that would be too much to explain at the moment, but with time I will express."
The supermodel briefly abandoned the photo-sharing social media platform at the beginning of this month. Now, a few weeks since departing, she's explaining to her 38 million followers why she needed to quit.
Yesterday, Hadid posted a slideshow of images, leading with a colorful, spiritual illustration. For another, Hadid snapped a picture of a wall with a quote by Jean Campbell written on it: "All healing begins with a reconnection to self. By growing in understanding and connection to our own passions, hurt, values, challenges, and dreams, we can, in turn, develop deeper, more authentic relationships with others." Further photos showed a stack of spiritual books, a blurry flick of Hadid riding horseback, and an accumulation of rocks and gems.
"I took some time away to reflect and learn about myself in a way that would be too much to explain at the moment, but with time I will express," the model wrote. "The memories and fortune I came back with are pure wisdom, a closer relationship with myself & my spirituality, a sense of self-love that I have always lacked, a few great friends, and these books that saw me through."
Hadid went on to share that the mini social media break was rejuvenating for her.
"I found myself, my strength and my light again," she wrote. "I am only here to be an instrument of peace & love to help people that suffer and hopefully the world, in time... Thank you to my angels who have supported and have continued to love me, for me. You saved me. Take time to get help for your mental health. It’s worth it to get to your full potential."