Hailey Baldwin: Mental Health Should Be A Top Priority

By David Konow 03/29/19

“There’s a lot of different levels of self-care, like eating right, drinking water and working out. It’s really good for your mentality,” Baldwin said.

Hailey Baldwin

While Justin Bieber has spoken out about struggling with depression and asking fans for their prayers earlier this month, his wife Hailey Baldwin has said that mental health “should be number one, and it falls to the side a lot.”

As Baldwin told People, “I think there’s more attention on mental health these days, and I see why and get why. I think you have to know what works for you.”

Baldwin says she and Bieber spent some time by the ocean while speculation swirled about Bieber’s mental state. Baldwin felt that spending time at the beach can be “grounding. The sound of the ocean, being in the sun—there are so many things that are healthy about the beach to me.”

Baldwin added, “There’s a lot of different levels of self-care, like eating right, drinking water and working out. It’s really good for your mentality.”

While Baldwin didn't speak directly about Bieber’s mental health, a source close to the couple said, “Justin is still receiving treatment, but is doing okay. He is very, very focused on getting better. He wants to be in a great place for his own and Hailey’s sake. He is still confident that he will get there.”

The source added that Baldwin is putting no pressure on Bieber to get better. “She only wants him to focus on his mental health.”

In addition to admitting he was “struggling a lot,” Bieber also wrote on social media that he is “just feeling super disconnected and weird.”

But the pop star also showed his determination to get better when he added, “I always bounce back so I’m not worried, just want to reach out and ask for you guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work, thanks…the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.”

Baldwin and Bieber have postponed their wedding plans while the singer gets help and heals.

The source close to the couple said, “There are so many people who love and care for him and are helping him deal with what he needs to deal with. Hailey is definitely one of those people.”

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In addition to contributing for The Fix, David Konow has also written for Esquire, Deadline, LA Weekly, Village Voice, The Wrap, and many other publications and websites. He is also the author of the three decade history of heavy metal, Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and the horror film history Reel Terror (St Martins Press). Find David on LinkedIn and Facebook.