After the 21-year-old “couldn’t take the pain anymore,” she called her mom and decided to seek help.
Delilah Belle Hamlin has revealed she attended rehab twice last year for mental health issues.
The model opened up to her Instagram followers Friday about what led her to seek help for anxiety and depression and how getting treatment was “the best thing that ever happened” to her.
Delilah, who is the daughter of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna and actor Harry Hamlin, detailed her experience through multiple posts on her Instagram Story.
Delilah began by saying she decided to get candid with her followers in the hopes of helping others who may have similar issues.
“I’ve been hesitant to share this information with you guys because there are a lot of you now and sometimes that scares me,” she said. “I strive to try my hardest to be a positive influence on my younger followers. I wanted to share this with you guys today because it could help at least one person struggling with anxiety and or depression.”
“This time last year I was in rehabilitation,” she revealed. “I moved to New York to start my journey as a student at NYU. Not long after I moved to New York I began having terrible depression. I started attracting negative people into my life because my thoughts were so negative.”
“I got trapped in a severely unhealthy relationship that pushed me over the edge,” she added. “I couldn’t get out of the relationship because I thought I was deserving of it.”
Delilah explained that after eight months into the unhealthy relationship she “couldn’t take the pain anymore” so she reached out to her mom, Lisa in February and flew home to Los Angeles.
“Two weeks later I was admitted into a rehab facility,” she recalled. “I knew the way I was living was unhealthy and detrimental to my mental health so I called my mom and told her I needed help. Little did I know this was going to be the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. I learned so much about being independent, feeling less shameful and guilty, I learned about self love instead of self deprivation and so much more.”
The 21-year-old said she returned to the facility in June and that time stayed for 60 days.
“This experience was truly the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Delilah said. “I worked through traumas and self-love. But most importantly I learned what self-respect meant.”
“Saying no is OKAY! Do only things that make you happy and make you feel good about yourself,” she added. “Don’t let another individual take over your life and tell you who you are or how to be. Take control of your own life and get rid of all negative people and energy that may surround you. And I guarantee this will lead to a happier life even if it’s hard in the moment.”
The “RHOBH” star concluded by encouraging her followers to ask for help if they suffer from mental health issues.
“If you suffer from anxiety or depression, or rather any of the things I’ve mentioned above, then don’t be afraid to be VULNERABLE and ask for help because it will change your life,” she said.
Delilah then shared a video of the many of DMs she received and thanked her followers for her support.
“The amount of love and support and responses I’ve been getting already is crazy and warms my heart,” she wrote. “I will try my best to respond to all of you! xx.”