Yolanda Hadid returned to Instagram on Sunday following a nine-month cleanse.
The mother of models Gigi and Bella Hadid told fans she took some much-needed time off to “reevaluate” her life following the death of her mother, Ans van den Herik.
“After the loss of my mother i really struggled with depression followed by a lyme relapse…. the emotional stress and grief strongly effected my immune system,” Yolanda, 58, captioned her post, which showed her rocking a white button down, denim shorts and a straw hat.
“My phone addiction didn’t help either, it started to take so much time away from being present in my life … I realized that we are slowly starting to lose the art of communication and its creating a deep loneliness within us,” she continued.
Yolanda described the past nine months as a “wonderful reset” and a time to “break the habit of picking up [her] phone 50 times a day.”She revealed the loss of her mother caused her to fall back into a depression.Instagram/yolanda.hadid
“Learning to focus on myself, my health journey and being present in this moment of my life,” she explained.
“Time has slowed down and feels a lot calmer, more time to just sit and actually read a book, time to reconnect with people, be creative and most importantly time with my family. I am excited to be back and see what you’ve all been up to.”“Time has slowed down and feels a lot calmer,” she shared.GC Images
The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star was diagnosed with severe, chronic neurological Lyme disease after a Belgium doctor discovered an active infection in her brain in 2012.
She later underwent a TVAM (Transvascular Autonomic Modulation) procedure in 2016, which involves a catheter being inserted into one’s jugular vein through a small incision. The treatment is intended to relieve patients of Lyme symptoms, including fatigue and brain fog.
In her memoir, “Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisibility of Lyme Disease,” she revealed the illness once drove her to contemplate suicide.Yolanda revealed she contemplated suicide at the height of her Lyme disease diagnosis. Instagram/yolanda.hadid
“I’m such a fighter, but I had to surrender. God please just take me away in a wave. I can’t live like this one more day. Please carry my body away. I just want to disappear,” she wrote at the time.
“My next thought is a clear image of my three children. It shifts my consciousness immediately and that’s the only thing that keeps me from letting myself drift and drown.”
In addition to Gigi, 27, and Bella, 25, Yolanda also shares 23-year-old son Anwar Hadid with ex-husband Mohamed Hadid.