Noah Cyrus is opening up about her struggle with battling depression. The singer, whose EP was just released this month, explains how her anxiety and depression are a theme in her newly released songs.

“This next series of my art and my music is going to be an exploration of a more ’emo’ side for sure,” Noah explained during an interview with L’Officiel USA. “I think that probably stems from growing up with Trace Cyrus in my house because he was the king of emo.”

Noah added, “This EP is mostly just about how my emotions have been, and about my anxiety, and about how I’ve been struggling with depression, and how it’s okay to feel those feelings.” Noah added. “A lot of people like to judge you, and make fun of you on the Internet, and people make you feel crazy whenever you’re in a depression or having anxiety or having a panic attack. It’s about that and being sad and having your emotions and not being able to ignore the feelings you’re having.”

Noah’s big sister Miley Cyrus has also been candid in the past about her journey with dealing with anxiety and depression, too.

Miley explained in an interview with Elle, “It’s more of an issue than people really want to talk about. Because people don’t know how to talk about being depressed—that it’s totally okay to feel sad. I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed.”

We’re glad Noah is following in her sister’s footsteps by speaking out about something that so many of her fans can relate to – as it’s important to know in these situations that you’re not alone.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-448-4663

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