Jesy Nelson is not messing around anymore when it comes to her mental health.
Hot off the heels of her first-ever single as a solo artist, Jesy shared a message to her millions of followers on World Mental Health Day.
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Sunday, October 10, marked a very important day for many people including the former Little Mix singer.
She wrote on Instagram, “Mental Illness is not always visible. Be kind to others
As many of her fans know, Jesy has been vocal about her struggles with mental health. In 2019, the “BCC” released a documentary centered around Jesy called, “Odd One Out.”
While promoting her new single, Jesy has also spoken out about how her mental health has improved since leaving Little Mix.
Since embarking on her solo journey, Jesy has found a new sense of self and told Glamour magazine, “I’m hand-on-heart happy for the first time in years. I used to say I was – even up until recently – but not really feel it. Now I’m a 10 out of 10 happy – maybe nine out of 10 some days – but it’s just these past few months that I’ve actually felt it.”
Last week, Jesy noted that her mental health has improved because she’s been able to take ‘control’ of her life.
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“The main reason for that is because I’ve taken control over my life and I’ve looked after myself. That’s the most important thing you can do and that’s what I’ve done,” she explained. “I know this feeling is real because my mum sees it, my sister sees it. They’ve got Jesy back, the Jesy who disappeared for a decade and went down a black hole of misery and real mental health problems.”
Jesy noted that the last time she spoke to Glamour, which was in 2019, she never thought she’d feel happy again.
“I started using makeup and hair to mask who I genuinely was because I got slated for my face and my weight and how I looked,” Jesy revealed. “I did everything I could to not be myself. I tried ridiculous diets to lose weight. I changed my hair all the time. I got lip fillers. I did everything I could to be this girl people would accept.”
While her confidence isn’t 100 just yet, Jesy admits she is slowly getting there.
“I don’t wear corsets; I stopped the lip fillers. I’m still wearing makeup, but nowhere near as much as I used to. My body confidence has improved so much,” the singer said.