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Kylie Jenner opens up about her mental health in candid Instagram post

'Growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal.'


Tiffanie Drayton


Published Jul 16, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 8:34 am CDT

Kylie Jenner’s Instagram may be brimming with stunningly beautiful pictures featuring her bombshell body, flawless makeup, and sweet baby girl, but a new message to fans reveals that things aren’t always as perfect as they seem in the digital world.

In an Instagram post, now liked by more than a million users, Jenner opened up about the struggles of living a public life since childhood and bravely discussed mental health issues. The reality star turned business mogul wrote that she has struggled with anxiety from living such a public life since childhood–and even got a tattoo of the word “sanity.”

“Growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal,” she explained. “My first tattoo was ‘sanity’ to remind myself every day to keep it.”

Even though the message was delivered alongside a photo of another perfectly captured moment at sunset in front of a gorgeous ocean, Jenner’s candidness was refreshing to her fans. Thousands responded with messages of support, including her sister.

“I’m proud of you, let it out,” Kourtney Kardashian commented.

Jenner ended her post with the reminder that everyone is unique and should strive to live their best life.

“We are all capable of great things, worthy of love, and allowed to express ourselves,” she wrote. “Do more of what makes you happy and be unapologetic.”

You don’t have to be a fan of the celebrity to benefit from that great advice.


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*First Published: Jul 16, 2019, 4:38 pm CDT