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Bella Hadid on Sobriety, Therapy and Family Healing

Bella Hadid is an International Supermodel with a major following and influence, she's a multi-millionaire, the life many can only dream of, at the young age of 25 years old. What more could a girl want? It's the life we all dream about.... so what could be missing?

Like many of us, she was missing mental health and wellness. At the young age of 25, she is redefining her relationship with alcohol after discovering the affects it was having on her brain and mental health.

After reading her article in InStyle Magazine, I am a fan of her honesty. She has won me over. I applaud those who use their influence to help others who look up to them. The Victoria’s Secret model quit drinking six months ago, sharing that her relationship with alcohol had gotten out of hand. She was open and honest, she is now sober.

Bella Hadid on her sobriety journey:

The model opened up about the "work" that she had done on herself to identify her "traumas, triggers, joys, and routine" in an Instagram post about mental health in November 2021. She shared on the podcast that these realizations took place during a time when she stepped away from her career and focused on herself.

"I lost joy completely. It's a bizarre place to be in because ... there's nothing wrong in my life," she said. "I always wanted to make everyone proud, work as hard as I could, be kind, do these things — and I did check those things off of the list. I realized there was a whole other list I wasn't looking at."

Bella now credits therapy as one of the most helpful tools that she turned to in order to better herself, adding that it eventually inspired other family members to seek out therapy themselves. "I grew up in a very Arab and European family that therapy was not a thing, and I was the first one in my family to go to therapy,"she continued "That was a big step forward that progressed kind of my whole family's chance of healing because everyone followed, which was really enlightening for me to see how that domino effect affected our family."

"It really got to a point and a place where I looked at everything that I had done over the past 8 years. I had the most September covers of anybody in history, these accolades that I had picked up on the way, I never even realized that they happened. I never was able to pat myself on the back and say, 'Wow, you really did work hard.' It was always me and this like dark hole of autopilot just trying to make it through," she explained. "There was no substance to me because I had given all that I had to my career and the people in my life and the people in my career who ess