Elle King Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression And PTSD, Admits To ‘Scary Thoughts’

“Ex’s And Oh’s” singer Elle King is opening up about her battle with depression and PTSD in a candid Instagram post detailing her mental health struggle.

“I’m slowly learning that prolonging and putting off that inevitable and looming painful decision or choice … ONLY CREATES MORE PAIN,” she reveals. ” I made that hard choice yesterday, and for a while it felt like my life was over. But today, while working through my PTSD with my doc, I felt that door inside of me open up just a little bit more.”

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While King does not reveal what her “hard choice” was or what led to her new outlook, she does liken her experience with PTSD and depression to “a trip on LSD.” The 27-year-old singer admits she has sometimes had “scary thoughts” when in an altered state of mind.

“I realized that when I’ve been in an altered state I HAVE had weird moments and scary thoughts. But I snap out of it through the clarity and ease of the fact that everything is going to be ok,” she writes, adding that she’s ready to start making “healthy” choices for herself.

I made a decision yesterday that was a really fuckkng hard one. I'm slowly learning that prolonging and putting off that inevitable and looming painful decision or choice … ONLY CREATES MORE PAIN. AND YOURE LITERALLY JUST SITTING IN IT. I made that hard choice yesterday, and for a while it felt like my life was over. But today, while working through my PTSD with my doc, I felt that door inside of me open up just a little bit more. It used to be covered in caution tape and red lights flashing DO NOT OPEN. But I felt a cool little breeze and it wasn't as scary peeping through. I also realized that PTSD and/or depression FOR ME, and I say for me because I can only speak for myself, is like a trip on LSD. For those of you who haven't dropped acid…..it's really strong, so take a lot. Jk but for real it's gr8✌🏻👅🌈 but I realized that when I've been in an altered state I HAVE had weird moments and scary thoughts. But I snap out of it through the clarity and ease of the fact that A. everything is going to be ok. 2. Dude you're on fuckin acid man. 😝 In those times all I had to do was refocus and take back control of MY OWN MIND. Today, if presented with two options, I will CHOOSE the one that is most beneficial and happy for me right then and there. I'll make some healthy choices. Today I'll drink water and say something nice about myself. I brushed my teeth sooosososo good too. I might even hug myself. But I'm definitely going to love myself. Just like I love all of you!!!✌🏻❤️😘👅

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“Today, if presented with two options, I will CHOOSE the one that is most beneficial and happy for me right then and there,” she says in her lengthy Instagram post. “I’ll make some healthy choices. Today I’ll drink water and say something nice about myself. I brushed my teeth sooosososo good too. I might even hug myself. But I’m definitely going to love myself.”

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King, whose father is former “SNL” comedian Rob Schneider, has long been open about her personal struggles on social media.

Earlier this year, she revealed her wedding to fiance Andrew Ferguson was called off, only to share a month later that they had wed in secret in 2016 and had since divorced.

 

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