UK Model, Singer + Actress Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Bala, a model, singer and actress took over our Instagram stories to talk about her journey with mental illness. Check out her bio below!

Hi! My name’s Bala and I’m 22, from the UK. I am a singer, actress and model living with depression and anxiety.

I was officially diagnosed when I went to university at 18, though my struggles started from a much younger age. These days I really try my best to work alongside my mental health struggles so I can learn and grow- I say alongside because I don’t believe we should ignore our symptoms and carry on with day to day life. I think we should try to understand them, love them and use them to make us better people! Let’s try to push through the taboo and stigma that mental health, therapy and medication have by being open and honest together. 🙂