Courtney Stodden has opened up about her difficult battle with depression, and has assured her fans and anyone else suffering with mental health issues that they will be able to ''get through it''.

The model-and-actress took to social media to share a number of candid posts as she emotionally wrote about her struggles, while adding that she is determined to ''prevail''.

In a series of captions on Instagram, the 23-year-old star wrote: ''Depression is hard to kick. But I'll get through it and so will you if you're a sufferer ... I feel too much. I soak up too much energy from myself and others. I love too deeply. I am extremely insecure. Terribly childlike and vulnerable.

''This is me and my struggle with depression. But I have faith I'll prevail. If you're a sufferer of anxiety or depression - know that you aren't alone.''

The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemate also took to her Twitter account and admitted she is feeling lonely and needs someone to love her ''deeply''.

She tweeted: ''The loneliness that haunts me is miserable. Only thing that helps is someone to hold me ... and it has to be someone who loves me deeply ... or it's meaningless.''

Courtney, 23, called time on her marriage to 57-year-old actor Doug Hutchison - who she tied the knot with when she was just 16 - earlier this year.

However, the former couple have managed to maintain an amicable relationship.

Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, she previously said: ''A split is really hard. Doug and I are on really good terms but it's just hard, you know, because we're trying to hang on to our friendship because we are best friends and we don't want to part in a disastrous Hollywood way.''