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It’s important to remember that just because our favorite stars are in the spotlight, they’re still susceptible to facing issues with mental health. Through Instagram, singer Elle King opened up about depression and PTSD, both of which she suffers from, and her honest words on the topic are inspiring.

King, known best for her song “Ex’s and Oh’s,” discussed her ongoing struggles through her social media. She posted a Boomerang, along with a lengthy caption, right after meeting with her doctor, and having a strong revelation about her life. She also figured out what having PTSD and depression specifically felt like for her — and it’s something a lot of sufferers may be able to relate to.

King described the feeling as something similar to being on acid.

Of course, she ended the caption with healthy ways to cope.

In another post, King credited her fans for her willingness to be open about her struggles.

In King’s words, her fans reaching out to her with stories and experiences, noting that “it’s deeper than someone just saying that they feel connected to my music through joy or through pain.”

We applaud Elle King’s willingness to discuss these very real, very important issues — and we wish her the best throughout her recovery!