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After Struggling With Her Mental Health, Singer Sara Bareilles Has Been Able To Find 'Joy' Again Thanks To Medication

Jan. 4 2022, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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For Sara Bareilles, 2021 was a year of change.

In a candid Instagram post, the singer shared fun photos from her trip to to see the Northern Lights, where she rode snowmobiles, did a cold plunge and bonded with friends.

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The star called the experience "magical," and it was a vacation that was much-needed after she had a "very low year" in regards to her "mental health."

"I am also grateful that part of the reason I can touch my joy again is I finally got the help of some medication," the Girls5eva actress shared. "It’s been a journey to try and pull up, and I found this year I needed more help. It is helping."

"I am relieved and feel more like myself- and I will find my way again and now it feels possible," continued Bareilles. "If you’re struggling- I see you, and I hope you remember you’re not stuck as long as you’re willing to change the view. Begin Again. #happynewyear."

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The "Love Song" crooner has been in therapy for over a decade, calling it "part of my self-care."

"I am not ashamed, I am a proud believer in the benefits of learning to understand our own darkness," she told her fans. "I have learned enough to know that."

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In particular, being famous has led to issues with confidence and body image, but the Grammy winner tries to remind herself that her worth isn't based on her appearance.

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"I think we're made to feel in some ways that when we have low self-esteem days, that that's abnormal or that's wrong or that's bad rather than the fact that that's a really natural progression," she explained. "You're going to have good days and you're going to have bad days. It's just a question of how long you want to sit in the bad feelings."

Along with therapy and medication, the Waitress star turns to a tried-and-true practice to find peace.

"With meditation I find everything about my life improves: my health, my sleep, my habits, my emotional state and my energy," she added. "It's all better when I'm meditating. I really feel the benefits."

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