The 24-year-old singer gets help for mental health issues. Sources say, "He's feeling very positive that he's uncovering some root issues."
"Justin seems down and tired. He has been struggling a bit," People quoted a source close to pop star Justin Bieber. Looks like the pop star is going through a pretty bad time now. But thankfully, he has been wise enough to reach out for help and even get it. “Justin seems down and tired. He has been struggling a bit. He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment. He seems confident he will feel better soon,” adds the source.
Rumour mills have it that his depression was triggered due to marital issues. But it's insensitive to say that one person (in this case, his wife - Hailey Baldwin) entirely caused mental illness. Surely, mental illnesses tend to be more complex than that? According to Very Well Mind, nearly 16.2 million adults in the United States — equaling 6.7 percent of all adults in the country —have experienced a major depressive episode in 2018, making it one of the most common mental health issues among adults.
So Bieber is not alone in experiencing dips in mood and feeling anxious. Many Americans face the same issue.
Even the source close to Bieber confirmed that marital issues have nothing to do with low mood spikes and depressive episodes for Bieber. The source said, "It has nothing to do with Hailey — he is very happy being married to her. It’s just something else that he struggles with mentally."
If anything, he seems to be quite at peace with it. Though the singer's rep was not available for any comments about this, a second source revealed that Bieber is indeed giving counseling a chance, taking responsibility for his mental health.
While many might be inclined to believe that Bieber's fame and fortune can be quite an effective anti-depressant, they couldn't be further from the truth. According to another source, his life does impact his mental health quite a bit. According to People, this source has spent several years with Bieber and firmly believes that the singer is rather 'emotional and struggles a lot with the idea of fame'. “He started off as a typical sweet, Canadian teen. He was such a great kid, honestly super sweet and very polite and nice to everyone around him. Having this huge amount of fame completely changed him,” the source adds.
“He had access to anything and everything and was surrounded by people who just said ‘Yes.’," he elaborated further. At the end of the day, while a fabulous and famous lifestyle might be attractive to some of us, we doubt if we can survive the stress that comes along with it. But turns out that Justin Bieber is no better than us. “He’s emotional and struggles a lot with the idea of fame — being followed, having his every move stalked by fans, cameras in his face. It all sets him off and he often feels like everyone is out to get him,” the source said.
Parental pressure is yet another reason that might have added to Bieber's woes. According to the source, his parents Jeremy Bieber and mother Pattie Mallette had always expected him to succeed, adding to the young man's stress. “His parents wanted this for him probably even more than he did,” the source informed People. “He and Jeremy have a complicated relationship. Jeremy pushed him really hard and expected a lot out of him. He’s been up and down with Pattie too.”
If you have been following news about Bieber, you'll realize that this isn't the first time he has addressed his mental health issues. “I started really feeling myself too much. ‘People love me, I’m the s—,’ that’s honestly what I thought. I got very arrogant and cocky. I was wearing sunglasses inside,” the singer revealed during his tell-all interview with Vogue. He also revealed that he had 'a legitimate problem with sex and drugs'. “I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed,” the star admitted. Unable to deal with all that was happening, the star's career took a blow. In 2017, he ended up canceling his 'Purpose' world tour. He had 14 more shows to complete at that point.
“I got really depressed on tour,” he said about that time. “I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time.” In fact, his tour performances weren't the only things that took a blow. After all, he had ended up canceling prior fan meet-and-greets. “I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy,” he explained in 2016.
Thankfully, Bieber has been wise enough to get help. “He’s feeling very positive that he’s uncovering some root issues, and everyone is optimistic that this will help him figure out his next chapter. He’s going to be a dad someday, and he knows that could happen sooner rather than later," a source close to Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin revealed recently.
Needless to say, Hailey has been an unwavering source of support to the actor. “He is very much grateful for his amazing life and especially for Hailey,” a source revealed. “It’s difficult for him that he can’t just enjoy everything and feel happy. He has been in treatment for this before.”