Sailor Brinkley-Cook in a lengthy post detailed how she overcame her battle with anxiety and depression.

She got very candid with her followers on Instagram in light of World Mental Health Day.

She posted a photo of herself lying in bed with her dog before sharing a detailed account of her journey.

Cook revealed that it all started with a panic attack when she was 11 or 12 years old.

The model went on to detail that it turned into depression and anxiety which held her back from enjoying her life.

She further disclosed that she was formally diagnosed with the illness when she turned 17 years old.

The influencer  wrote that she didn't get any professional help till she was 21 and only began using her medication at 23.

However, things began to change for the better when she turned 24, in her words, "Today, I am happy,” she declared.

Cook urged that people take their mental health as seriously as their physical health.