Tallulah Willis urges fans to be wary of mental health as she admits 'carefree' video of herself dancing by the pool was filmed while she struggled with suicidal thoughts

Tallulah Willis has highlighted the insidious nature of mental health complications by admitting a home video in which she appears to be blissfully happy actually captures her at her lowest ebb. 

The daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore took to Instagram with the video and a lengthy accompanying post on Friday as the United States celebrates Mental Illness Awareness Week. 

Wearing a pink bikini and matching cap, Tallulah, 25, is seen performing an exaggerated dance to British band The Animals' 1968 hit The Time Of The Season while relaxing in front of an outdoor pool. 

Opening up: Tallulah Wills has highlighted the insidious nature of mental health by admitting a home video in which she appears to be blissfully happy actually captures her at her lowest ebb

Opening up: Tallulah Wills has highlighted the insidious nature of mental health by admitting a home video in which she appears to be blissfully happy actually captures her at her lowest ebb

With audible giggles heard in the background, she whips off her cap with a dramatic flourish before throwing herself into the water. 

The video appears to show carefree young woman, having fun with friends and living entirely in the moment - but Tallulah admits the reality was vastly different.

Captioning the undated clip, she revealed she was plagued with suicidal thoughts at the time - despite appearing untroubled on the outside. 

Speaking out: The actress, 25, wrote an impassioned message about her own battle with mental health, describing it as an 'electric stab or dull ache of pain'
Emotional: Tallulah admitted her fight against permission is 'daily'

Speaking out: The actress, 25, wrote an impassioned message about her own battle with mental health, describing it as an 'electric stab or dull ache of pain'

New post: The daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore took to Instagram with the video and a lengthy accompanying post on Friday

New post: The daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore took to Instagram with the video and a lengthy accompanying post on Friday

Here we go: Wearing a pink bikini and matching cap, Tallulah, 25, is seen performing an exaggerated dance to British band The Animals' 1968 hit The Time Of The Season
Here we go: Wearing a pink bikini and matching cap, Tallulah, 25, is seen performing an exaggerated dance to British band The Animals' 1968 hit The Time Of The Season

Here we go: Wearing a pink bikini and matching cap, Tallulah, 25, is seen performing an exaggerated dance to British band The Animals' 1968 hit The Time Of The Season

Beneath the surface: The video appears to show carefree young woman, having fun with friends and living entirely in the moment

Beneath the surface: The video appears to show carefree young woman, having fun with friends and living entirely in the moment

She wrote: 'When I filmed this video I remember everyone telling me over and over how much they wished they had my energy, my freeness, a ownership of self. 

'When this video was filmed I was 3 months into the deepest suicidal hole I had ever been in. We are not what we show. I’m not ready to share my story yet, but I’m with you, I see you, I am you, and I love you.' 

She added: 'Pain is pain. it’s different and enters each of our lives through a myriad of ways, but each electric stab or dull ache is real. The kind of pain that you can’t see, the pain that lives in the hallow space behind your throat. 

Reality: But Tallulah has revealed she was plagued with suicidal thoughts at the time - despite appearing untroubled on the outside

Reality: But Tallulah has revealed she was plagued with suicidal thoughts at the time - despite appearing untroubled on the outside

Revelation: 'When this video was filmed I was 3 months into the deepest suicidal hole I had ever been in. We are not what we show,' she wrote
Revelation: 'When this video was filmed I was 3 months into the deepest suicidal hole I had ever been in. We are not what we show,' she wrote

Revelation: 'When this video was filmed I was 3 months into the deepest suicidal hole I had ever been in. We are not what we show,' she wrote

In you go: Tallulah was filmed throwing herself into an outdoor pool

In you go: Tallulah was filmed throwing herself into an outdoor pool 

'Im scared of my brain and the capacity for pain it has and will continue to bear. My fight is daily and for the duration of my life and each day I choose to find the glowed moments, a thefted giggle, or true peaceful pause, I know I was brave that day. (sic) 

'I like to be better with words, as an armor and a way to help my brain comprehend my feelings and my ego is grumbling that this is a s**t ode to something that lives so close to my heart, but my ego can eat a bag of d**ks. 

'I have a great ole bunch of acronyms that explain my diagnosis, and slowly they are no longer scary to me. Try try TRY to be sweet to yourself, find every little bean of love you can and absorb it.' 

Reaching out: 'I’m not ready to share my story yet, but I’m with you, I see you, I am you, and I love you,' she added

Reaching out: 'I’m not ready to share my story yet, but I’m with you, I see you, I am you, and I love you,' she added

Tallulah Willis urges fans to be mindful of mental health

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