Ireland Baldwin says she's feeling like herself again after rehab stay

Ireland Baldwin is feeling like herself again after checking into rehab four months ago for “emotional trauma.” In an emotional post on Instagram on Tuesday (Aug. 4), the 19-year-old showed her gratitude for those who have helped her get through the past few months.

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"I have never been so supported and felt so loved in my life," Ireland wrote. "I'm happy to say I feel like Ireland again and it's amazing that I can actually say that because it's been a really long time and I was starting to forget what she was like."

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The teenager – who is the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger – said she felt the need to express her gratitude to the "phenomenal souls" she has met in the last couple of months for giving her the opportunity to start afresh.

"After all my wrongdoings and heartbreaks and trauma and absence of self, how am I here today?" Ireland questioned. "I just wanted to take a moment to show gratitude to everyone who has continued to stand by my side through all that took place and through all that life will continue to throw at me. I'm proud to say I will not be knocked down and alone next time around."

There are so many moments I have taken for granted in this life due to my lack of presence. I have overlooked countless blessings and opportunities to start fresh, and I have neglected, manipulated, and lied to the people I hold dear to my heart, but more importantly, to myself. It hasn't been until recent months that I relearned what it truly means and what it feels like to be fully present. For the longest time, I lost compassion towards almost everything i previously cared for and I was so lost in darkness, that I could hardly hold a real conversation with another human being long enough before I was due to have an anxiety attack and find my way out of it. Tonight, I found myself pausing, multiple times, to look to my right and left and I continuously asked myself... How the hell did I get lucky enough to end up here? Why me? Why the past couple of months have I had the chance to meet the most phenomenal souls? Why are all these people giving me a chance to begin again? After all my wrongdoings and heartbreaks and trauma and absence of self, how am I here today? I just wanted to take a moment to show gratitude to everyone who has continued to stand by my side through all that took place and through all that life will continue to throw at me. I'm proud to say I will not be knocked down and alone next time around. I have never been so supported and felt so loved in my life. I'm happy to say I feel like Ireland again and it's amazing that I can actually say that because it's been a really long time and I was starting to forget what she was like. I love my friends, I love this beautiful planet, and I love new beginnings. ❤️✨ • and I love you all for making me feel beautiful and supported every single day!

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Ireland checked into SOBArecovery centre in April, tweeting to say that she was "getting the therapy I needed in order to recover". While it was speculated that her fraught relationship with her parents was the reason for Ireland's rehab stay, she spoke out in defence of her family on Twitter.

"This is the last thing I'm going to say about everything that's been going on… Both of my parents, step mom, Carmen and friends… were all there for me at all times," she tweeted.

Since leaving the rehab centre, Ireland has been spending a lot of time with her family, including cousin Hailey Baldwin. The pair recently debuted matching "Baldwin" tattoos on their fingers and stepped out together on the red carpet for the premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation , in which Ireland's dad Alec stars.

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