Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Her Struggle With Depression
Miley Cyrus has always been a funny, quirky girl oozing with happiness--Or at least that's how it appears from the outside looking in... But, as the old saying goes, you can never judge a book by it's cover.
"It's more of an issue than people really want to talk about," Cyrus expresses about her depression. "Because people don't know how to talk about being depressed--that it's totally okay to feel sad."
She continues, "I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed."
The singer then commented on the negative view the public has taken on her depression.
"So many people look at [my depresson] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it--I can't help it," she goes on. "There's not much that I'm closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don't have to be something they're not or feel like they have to fake happy. There's nothing worse than being fake happy."
"When I was with [Liam] or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn't there to carry me or if I didn't have him," she confesses. "And now I'm free of both of those things, and I'm fine. Like, I lay in bed by myself and I'm totally okay, and that's so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have though they would have died if they didn't have a boyfriend."
As for building new relationships, the "We Can't Stop" singer explains how things can get super awkward when she's trying to get acquainted with someone in the public eye.
"It becomes this thing--it becomes really embarrassing. Like, if you're trying to have a normal date and then you're getting flashed and [in the tabloids] it's like 'Mystery Man.'"