As Justin Bieber receives treatment for depression, Hailey Baldwin gets candid about her own mental health

By Kaitlyn Frey and Nicole Sands
March 20, 2019 11:10 AM
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Hailey Baldwin has one priority when it comes to her self-care routine — her mental health.

Baldwin opened up to PEOPLE at the launch of the RoxyxSister collection designed by pro surfer Kelia Moniz on Tuesday about how she promotes self-care in her life, saying she makes sure she feels as good on the inside as she does on the outside.

“I think there’s a lot of different levels of self-care, like eating right, drinking a lot of water and working out,” the model, 22, says. “It’s really good for your mentality. I think your mental health should be number one, and it falls to the side a lot.”

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Baldwin also finds relaxation when she steps away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and spends a day at the beach. “I think it’s grounding,” she says. “The sound of the ocean, being in the sun — there are so many things that are healthy about the beach to me.”

The model did just that as she spent the weekend soaking up the sun with her husband at the beach in Los Angeles amid news that Bieber had been receiving treatment for depression.

Although mental health struggles have not always been in the spotlight, Baldwin is slowly starting to see a change. “I think there’s more attention on mental health these days, and I see why and I get why. I think you have to know what works for you,” she explains.

And Bieber is just one celebrity who has candidly spoken out about his mental health struggles, recently saying he’s “been struggling a lot.”

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It’s something he’s still working on, a source tells PEOPLE. “Justin is still receiving treatment on both coast, but is doing okay,” an insider explained. “He is very, very focused on getting better. He wants to be in a great place for his own and Hailey’s sake. He is still confident that he will get there.”

“They seem happy about spending a few days in L.A.,” the source continued. “Hailey isn’t putting any pressure on him at all. She only wants him to focus on his mental health.”

Earlier this month, Bieber revealed he had been “struggling a lot” in a candid Instagram post.

“Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird,” he wrote, including a picture of himself praying next to manager Scooter Braun and Kanye West.

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However, the star went on to assure his fans that he has faith he will rebound quickly.

“I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your [sic] guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on,” wrote Bieber.

Although Bieber and Baldwin have pushed back their wedding so the pop star can focus on his health, a source close to him told PEOPLE that the model is his “biggest supporter.”

“There are so many people who love and care for him and are helping him deal with what he needs to deal with,” the source says. “Hailey is definitely one of those people. 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.”