Hailey Baldwin recently took a break from Instagram, and for good reason.

The 22-year-old model opened up to fans on her Instagram Story on Saturday, revealing that the app has had a negative effect on her mental health. According to Baldwin, reading mean comments about her career, relationship with Justin Bieber and her life has left her with "anxiety."

"Being off of Instagram is the best thing ever. Whenever I take breaks from it I feel so much better, so much happier has a person...the second I come back on I get immediate anxiety, I get sad and I get worked up," she wrote.

"It's hard to focus on your well-being and mental health when each time you open Instagram someone is tearing apart your job, or your relationship or essentially any of the things in your life that are positive," Baldwin added. "I just don't believe we're called to live a life where we're so easily caught up in strangers opinions on something they have NOTHING to do with."

Baldwin called on her followers to "take a step back and realize we need to express more love and encouragement." She added that the "last thing" the world needs is "more negativity, hate and division."

It's unclear when, or how often, Baldwin will return to social media.

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