COURTNEY Stodden has revealed she is battling depression as the reality star reached out to those also suffering with the mental disorder.
The 23-year-old reality star bravely made the announcement in a series of candid Instagram and Twitter posts, one of which read: "The loneliness that haunts me is miserable."
The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate first posted of her struggle with a black-and-white snap on Instagram, which showed a mere glimpse of her face.
"Depression is hard to kick. But I'll get through it and so will you if you're a sufferer," she wrote across the image.
Alongside the snap was an equally poignant caption, in which Courtney detailed her battle and stuck out a hand to those who are in a similar place.
Laying herself bare, she wrote: "I feel too much. I soak up too much energy from myself and others. I love too deeply.
"I'm extremely insecure. Terribly childlike and vulnerable. This is me and my struggle with depression. But I have faith I'll prevail.
"If you're a sufferer of anxiety or depression – know that you aren't alone."
The model was instantly inundated with messages of support from her fans, who encouraged her to stay strong.
Later writing on Twitter, she lamented: "The loneliness that haunts me is miserable. Only thing that helps is someone to hold me… and it has to be someone who loves me deeply… or it's meaningless."
Earlier this month, Courtney hinted at her struggle when she shared a snap of herself drinking a glass of wine and claimed she was fighting back tears.
"Actually didn't cry today… yet," she wrote alongside the post.
She also shared a snap of herself crying in November, cryptically captioning the image: "Devastated."
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