Little Mix's Jessy Nelson feels 'random waves of sadness'

Jesy Nelson's mental health documentary

Little Mix may be topping charts and touring the world with their music, but even their lives aren't perfect.

Recently, the girls have been very honest about their personal struggles, especially Jesy Nelson, who has been very open about her mental health.

She said in an Instagram post: "Sometimes out of nowhere I'll get these random waves of sadness and I don't know how they get there but they just do!

"Most of the time when I have these moments i just want to burst into tears and just let myself be sad. Not so long ago i used to just hold it all in and try to forget about it, or think of things that didn't make me feel that way to stop me from crying. But isn't that ridiculous?"

Jesy, 28, added: "When we laugh whether it be a giggle or a roll on the floor wet ourselves moment, our brains don't suddenly say you feel happy but don't laugh so cover your mouth. We let it out because it feels good to laugh because it's a natural emotion.

"So why do we stop ourselves from crying? If I feel sad now I let it out. I just cry because it actually makes me feel better not weaker. So if you're feeling sad today just be sad, be bloody f***ing miserable because sometimes you just need to be sad and that's ok.

"Anyway I just wanted to share that with you all because if you are feeling this way you're not alone in feeling like that."

Jesy's fans praised the singer for her advice.

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One said: "awww this is what i proudly call "role model" we need more people like this in the world, she's such an inspiring woman, and I'm so proud of her. thank you jesy"

Another wrote: "Wow... This is the only time when I found person who can describe me and my vibes. Thank you very much for your words and letters. I am so glad that you talk about it and just because you are. I will be stronger."

And another commented: "I know exactly how you feel. These extremely ups and downs are so frustrating and confusing. You are strong and you show humanity. Thank you for sharing babe"

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