Warning: This article discusses mental health and may be distressing to some readers.
Benee has given fans an update on her mental health journey and encouraged people to reach out if they're struggling, sharing a series of tearful selfies on World Mental Health Day.
In the 'Supalonely' singer's emotional Instagram post, she revealed she's "not happy a lot of the time" but "she has help", adding that there had been times where she "really felt like she wasn't going to get through it all".
"2020 was so hard and we thought it couldn't get worse than that, but we've really been tested in 2021," Benee captioned her "crying photo dump".
"I've spent a lot of this year under my weight blanket & not nearly enough time making music which made me feel even worse lol," the 21-year-old wrote.
"I wanna be completely honest with you all - F**k it. There have been moments when I really felt like I wasn't going to get through it all (I know so many of you will relate).
"I'm still navigating my own mental health journey but I'm so glad that people are finally starting to talk more openly about their own struggles. There are so many beautiful people out there and life can be SOOOO good - it really pushes me to keep trying to feel better," she continued.
Benee urged her fans to reach out to someone if they were struggling, even anonymously. She also invited her followers to "go ham on venting in the comment section" if they wanted to.
"I'd love to know how you guys have been feeling, no matter how bad. I've been filled with so many doubts lately, but knowing that even a few of you might be able to take something away from a post like this makes me want to keep this dialogue going," she added.
"I'm so grateful to have this platform and I don't know what I'd be doing without my music stuff.
"Please, please reach out to someone if you are struggling. You can get through it. I love all of you so much thank you for sticking around - new music is coming sooner than you think," she concluded.
Where to find help and support:
- Shine (domestic violence) - 0508 744 633
- Women's Refuge - 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)
- Need to Talk? - Call or text 1737
- What's Up - 0800 WHATS UP (0800 942 8787)
- Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
- Youthline - 0800 376 633, text 234, email email@example.com or online chat
- Samaritans - 0800 726 666
- Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
- Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
- Shakti Community Council - 0800 742 584