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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Mental Health Journey

Selena Gomez has been transparent about her ongoing battle with mental health issues throughout the years.

In 2014, the singer sought professional help after being diagnosed with lupus.

Since then, she has actively participated in various voluntary programs aimed at managing anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.

Following the completion of her treatment in January 2018, reports from Us Weekly confirmed her decision to pursue continuous mental health care.

In a revealing moment in April 2020, the renowned artist disclosed that she had received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

During an episode of Miley Cyrus’s “Bright Minded” Instagram series, Gomez shared, “It doesn’t scare me once I know it.

I think people get scared of that, right?”

Beyond her personal struggles, the founder of Rare Beauty has utilized her influence to advocate for mental health awareness.

She has engaged in discussions with experts and brought attention to various mental health issues through her endeavors.

Notably, from 2017 to 2020, Gomez served as an executive producer on the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” which sparked widespread conversations about the challenges faced by contemporary teenagers and young adults.

Speaking about the impactful themes of the show during an interview on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in 2017, Gomez emphasized the importance of recognizing the harsh realities depicted, stating, “This is happening every day.

Whether or not you wanted to see it, that’s what’s happening.

The content is complicated.

It’s dark and it has moments that are honestly very hard to swallow, and I understood that we were doing something that is difficult.”

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, which significantly heightened mental health struggles worldwide, the songstress continued to emphasize the significance of acknowledging one’s emotional well-being.

In October 2020, she conducted an Instagram Live session with Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Joe Biden’s surgeon general, to discuss the loneliness she faced during lockdown.

Reflecting on her initial challenges during quarantine, Gomez shared, “In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well.

But then I started going into a place where I was writing and being active; it forced me to have that time.

I’ve been able to spend time with those quality people a lot more than I ever have, and I’m spending a lot more time with my family.”

Murthy commended Gomez for openly discussing her experiences, highlighting the importance of expressing one’s emotions.

He noted, “If you recognize that almost everyone is struggling in some way, you’ll realize that there are many ways to reach out.

When we serve other people, we shift the focus from ourselves to them in the context of a positive interaction … and we