Jessie J Shares Vulnerable Video to Encourage People to Be Honest About Their Struggles
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'I'm not posting this for sympathy', writes the 'Real Deal' singer before she opens up about her thoughts on why anxiety and depression in children get carried on to adulthood.

AceShowbiz - Jessie J broke down in tears in an emotional Instagram video on Sunday, February 24, as she opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression.

The 30-year-old singer, real name Jessica Cornish, shared a clip of herself playing the piano on the social media site, before the footage showed her choking up and being unable to continue the performance.

In a caption alongside the video, Jessie insisted she wasn't posting it "for sympathy", but in a bid to encourage people to be honest about their feelings.

"Im posting this for anyone who needs to see it (I needed it)," she wrote. "This video is from yesterday I woke up. Feeling kinda off. I sat at the piano (which I've been avoiding) knowing it will bring some stuff up. I'm making it up and feeling my real feelings. I went live as I wanted to share with you guys the moment. I didn't know I would cry. I was live for a minute or two before this moment. But it's important to be open that we are not always done up and feeling 100. All of us have our days. Yesterday was one of my weird emotional days."

"In a time and a world (especially the social world) where sadly vulnerability is often seen as weakness where the younger generation are almost being taught to hide their real feelings behind a perfected edited image... We push our feelings to the bottom of our energy and hope it goes away. It won't. Don't define yourself on it. But stand with it, process it and learn from it. Find YOUR happiness. No one can make you happy but you. People can contribute. But ultimate happiness comes from within."

Insisting she doesn't consider herself a "role model", Jessie continued to tell her followers she "wants to inspire."

"Ever noticed so many people apologise as soon as they start to cry these days?" she continued. "Like it's an inconvenience to FEEL. Draw. Sing. Paint. Walk. Write. Drive. Work out. Be still. Whatever it is that let's you understand and process your real emotions do it."

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I’m not posting this for sympathy. Im posting this for anyone who needs to see it (I needed it) This video is from yesterday I woke up. Feeling kinda off. I sat at the piano (which I’ve been avoiding) knowing it will bring some stuff up. I’m making it up and feeling my real feelings. I went live as I wanted to share with you guys the moment. I didn’t know I would cry. I was live for a minute or two before this moment. But it’s important to be open that we are not always done up and feeling 100. All of us have our days. Yesterday was one of my weird emotional days. In a time and a world (especially the social world) where sadly vulnerability is often seen as weakness where the younger generation are almost being taught to hide their real feelings behind a perfected edited image. Hence why anxiety and depression in kids is through the roof and only carries to their adult life if it doesn’t change. One of the biggest killers in men under 30 is suicide. We push our feelings to the bottom of our energy and hope it goes away. It won’t. Don’t define yourself on it. But stand with it, process it and learn from it. Find YOUR happiness. No one can make you happy but you. People can contribute. But ultimate happiness comes from within. It’s a personal journey. I have said time and time again in recent years I don’t want to be a role model but I want to inspire. To anyone young or older. Let your sadness / pain / Greif out. In your OWN way. Ever noticed so many people apologise as soon as they start to cry these days? Like it’s an inconvenience to FEEL. Draw. Sing. Paint. Walk. Write. Drive. Work out. Be still. Whatever it is that let’s you understand and process your real emotions do it. Another thing... TALK to people you love when you are down. Please do not suffer in silence. Life is way too short and ALWAYS GETS BETTER. I’m thinking of you and sending love to your heart ❤️

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Concluding her post, the "Price Tag" singer wrote: "Another thing... TALK to people you love when you are down. Please do not suffer in silence. Life is way too short and ALWAYS GETS BETTER. I'm thinking of you and sending love to your heart."

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