Billie Eilish opened up about struggles with her mental health.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the 17-year-old shared her experiences with self-harm and depression.
“When anyone else thinks about Billie Eilish at 14, they think of all the good things that happened,” she said. “But all I can think of is how miserable I was. How completely distraught and confused. Thirteen to 16 was pretty rough.”
Eilish said she empathizes with other teens who are struggling with their mental health.
“Sometimes I see girls at my shows with scars on their arms, and it breaks my heart,” she said. “I don’t have scars anymore because it was so long ago. But I’ve said to a couple of them, ‘Just be nice to yourself.’ Because I know. I was there.”
Eilish also pointed out the downsides of fame. She said strangers came to her home after her address was leaked, and she experiences ongoing nightmares and sleep paralysis.
The singer said her mental health has improved since she sought support from a therapist. She has consistently used her platform to speak about challenges with mental health and insecurities. She said that while her work is visible and demanding, she’s had “unbelievable” opportunities in her career.