Justin Bieber Says He's Facing 'Most Challenging Season of My Life' Amid Mental Health Struggles

Justin Bieber assured fans that he's "bouncing back"

Justin Bieber is continuing to be open about his mental health.

“Getting better every day .. bouncing back .. I will never stop fighting,” the singer, 25, captioned a shirtless selfie on his Instagram Story Friday.

“Most challenging season of my life,” Bieber added.

Early this year, PEOPLE confirmed that Bieber has been getting counseling. And in March, the star shared multiple posts about therapy.

A source recently told PEOPLE that Bieber is “working on his health” and has been regularly “receiving treatments.”

“Sharing his struggles and thoughts with fans seems to have been very beneficial to him,” the source said. “He seems to feel less pressure and is able to focus on his health in peace.”

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This isn’t the first message Bieber has posted about his mental health.

He previously shared a selfie on his Instagram Story during a therapy session. “It’s cool to have a healthy mind and emotions,” he captioned the photo.

In past interviews, he has also opened up his struggles. “I got really depressed on tour,” Bieber said in the March issue of Vogue. “I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time.”

In addition, Bieber recently wrote to his fans explaining that he would return to music after repairing some of his “deep-rooted issues” in treatment, adding that he’s prioritizing his mental health in order to “sustain” his marriage to wife Hailey Baldwin and live up to the expectations he had created for himself as a future father.

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Bieber and Baldwin — who married in a secret courthouse ceremony last fall — have put their wedding plans on an indefinite hold while they work through the pop star’s struggles.

“Justin has an incredible support system,” an insider previously told PEOPLE. “Hailey is his biggest supporter. She is there for him in a way that you wouldn’t expect from a newlywed. She understands him deeply, and is 100 percent ready to help him. He realizes how blessed he is to have her.”

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