About a month ago, we reported that Justin Bieber is seeking treatment for depression.
Despite being in therapy and having a solid support system, he admits that he is "struggling a lot."
Justin is asking fans to pray for him during this ordeal.
Justin Bieber shared this image on Saturday, March 9 along with a heartfelt message.
"Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit," Justin writes.
He continues, expressing that "hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys."
"Been struggling a lot," Justin admits.
He explains that he has been "Just feeling super disconnected and weird.."
That may sound like cause for alarm, but Justin wants fans to understand that he's safe and he's going to be okay.
"I always bounce back," he notes. "So I’m not worried."
Justin shares that he "just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me."
Speciically, he wants prayers if you're of one of the Abrahamic faiths, as his next line makes clears.
"God is faithful and ur prayers really work," he writes. "Thanks .."
Justin's post concludes with an odd line: "the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.."
Justin opened up to Vogue about his past abuse of Xanax and of feelings of shame over his promiscuity.
But reports have made it clear that Justin is facing other issues in the here and now.
He is said to have been seeing several doctors.
His treatment is for vaguely defined personal struggles.
But despite past reports of Justin abusing various substances years ago, reports have made it clear that he is not in rehab.
"He sees a therapist, but he’s not in a special center or anything," an insider explained.
"He doesn’t want to be dependent on medication," the source noted.
Given his past substance issues, he may worry that he could slide back into old habits.
"He struggles with ups and downs, anxiety, depression and uncertainty about the future," the insider notes.
Fortunately, he has a wealth of support -- including from one person in particular.
Justin's dazzlingly beautiful wife, Hailey Baldwin, has been by his side throughout this.
"Hailey is not going to leave Justin," an insider affirmed. "And he won’t leave her either."
"She's been so supportive of him in this process," the source noted.
Clearly, Hailey took her vows seriously.
Besides, we have a suspicion that she knew that he was facing troubles before they ever got engaged.
She's known him for years. The whole work knows that he has personal struggles.
Justin's current issues are probably nothing new.
People don't just fall into substance abuse because it sounds like fun. Usually, they are self-medicating.
In recent years, the Biebs has prioritized his sobriety, but he has used other coping mechanisms.
For example, Justin spent over 100 hours receiving tattoos.
Some tattoo "addicts" get new tattoos in the hopes of feeling a sense of fulfillment and also, quite frankly, for the endorphin rush.
(Like a combination of retail therapy and mild self-injury)
Justin has also poured himself headfirst into his religious beliefs and into his controversial church.
While being a person of faith is certainly not a red flag, some people replace a chemical dependence with spiritual zeal.
The latter may be healthier, but it doesn't directly address the underlying problem.
You know what? Some even wonder if Justin's apparent desperation to get married to Hailay -- proposing just weeks after they reunited -- was similar.
Maybe he was hoping to find fulfillment, that a marriage to her could give him the sense of contentment that he seeks.
We hope that he finds it.