Tallulah Willis has delivered an unusual social media update. The daughter to Hollywood heavyweight Bruce Willis took to Instagram recently with a video that was definitely on the bizarre side, but the post didn’t seem to be about flaunting her bikini-ready body. Tallulah’s video was in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, with the 25-year-old appearing to share her own mental health battles via a lengthy caption.
The video showed Tallulah poolside and rocking a bright pink bikini with a halterneck top. The star also wore a matching pink baseball cap and shades. Tallulah was filmed dancing rather bizarrely to music, although she definitely appeared happy. The redhead also seemed totally fine with showcasing a sexy amount of skin since the bikini featured a thong bottom.
There was plenty of power in the caption. Tallulah revealed that the video was filmed during a difficult time. In fact, she revealed that she had considered taking her own life at the time. The star then continued to state that her battles are daily ones, before encouraging fans to be gentle with themselves.
The video managed to rack up more than 60,000 views in the space of 10 hours, with fan comments appearing to find Tallulah brave for having shared her troubled times in such an honest and raw way.
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When I filmed this video I remember everyone telling me over and over how much they wished they had my energy, my freeness, a ownership of self. When this video was filmed I was 3 months into the deepest suicidal hole I had ever been in. We are not what we show. I’m not ready to share my story yet, but I’m with you, I see you, I am you, and I love you. Pain is pain. it’s different and enters each of our lives through a myriad of ways, but each electric stab or dull ache is real. The kind of pain that you can’t see, the pain that lives in the hallow space behind your throat. Im scared of my brain and the capacity for pain it has and will continue to bear. My fight is daily and for the duration of my life and each day I choose to find the glowed moments, a thefted giggle, or true peaceful pause, I know I was brave that day. I like to be better with words, as an armor and a way to help my brain comprehend my feelings and my ego is grumbling that this is a shit ode to something that lives so close to my heart, but my ego can eat a bag of dicks. I have a great ole bunch of acronyms that explain my diagnosis, and slowly they are no longer scary to me. Try try TRY to be sweet to yourself, find every little bean of love you can and absorb it. #worldsmentalhealthday
When it comes to bikini updates on Instagram, Tallulah definitely knows how to rake in the engagement. That said, the response isn’t always positive: Tallulah rocking a bikini with her dad Bruce earlier this year had fans somewhat creeped-out by the provocative pose struck by the actor’s daughter.
Tallulah has opened up about her mental health in the past. Back in 2015, the star was profiled by Teen Vogue, and the interview suggested she’d been through a lot.
“I recall very specifically: I was in a New York hotel room when I was 13 (before social media was such a huge thing), looking at a photo of myself online. I broke down in tears as I started to read the comments. I thought, I am a hideous, disgusting-looking person. I might be nice and I might be kind, but I’m a really unattractive human being. In that moment, a switch flipped. It wasn’t about the anonymous cyberbullies—I became my own worst critic,” Tallulah said.
Tallulah seems to be better now. The star’s career is on the rise, and her demons do not appear to be quite as intrusive as they used to be.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. For readers outside the U.S., visit Suicide.org or Befrienders Worldwide for international resources you can use to find help.