Tess Holliday Opens up About Her Depression on Instagram


Tess Holliday is a plus-size model who owns the camera and looks amazing doing it. In a recent Instagram post, she opens up about her struggles with depression and how she is working to get better. Social media is a great source for connecting with people or staying in touch with each other but it could become a toxic place at times. Tess has taken a step back from her social media to focus on her mental health. In her Instagram post, Tess wrote, “Hi, it’s your fav crybaby here. It’s been a week since I’ve posted on here, or used any other social media & tbh, I’ve been tempted to not come back at all.” She then went on to say that she is exercising and going to therapy to help her through her depression.

Tess also talks about how grateful she is that her job allows her to take the time she needs off to take care of herself. Mental health is extremely important and should be taken as seriously as physical health. Tess said, “I’m grateful that my career is doing well enough that I’m able to take a step back and work on myself in a really intense & meaningful way.”

Tess using the platform she has to talk about her mental health is extremely important. It is important for her younger fans to see that it is okay to talk about how you are feeling and you can get through anything. Tess takes a moment to talk about how social media is a good tool for connecting with others but it is not good for her at the moment. “Social media is a great tool for connecting with others, & blah blah blah… but it’s not good for me right now. So for y’all asking, no, I’m not okay, but I’m making steps towards being ok.”