Just after Lady Gaga revealed that she lives with post traumatic stress disorder, she shared a powerful letter about how mental illness affects her daily life and what she’s doing to work through it.
“This is how I and we can begin to heal,” writes Gaga on her Born This Way Foundation’s website. “I am starting today, because secrets keep you sick.”
In 2014, the singer told Howard Stern that a record producer raped her when she was 19-years-old. She’s been struggling with PTSD since then, and she recently opened up about the diagnosis for the first time while talking to a group of young people at the Ali Forney Center in New York, which provides services for LGBTQ youth. Read more…
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LONDON — Lady Gaga made a powerful announcement at a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth, stating that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
During a segment on the TODAY show, the singer went to the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, New York, to hand out presents before delivering a powerful message to a group of young people.
“I don’t have the same kind of issues that you have, but I have a mental illness and I struggle with that illness every day. So, I need my mantra to help keep me relaxed,” Lady Gaga told the group. Read more…
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Selena Gomez is the most followed Instagram user on the planet. In September, she became the first and only person to rack up 100 million followers (now it’s up to 103 million).
It’s a significant feat for any pop star — her BFF Taylor Swift is trailing behind at just over 90 million followers right now. But its true significance lies in the fact that it happened during a period of radio silence from Gomez, whose last post was 14 weeks ago.
In August, Gomez checked herself into rehab to confront her anxiety and depression head on, and the act of self-care spoke volumes. But Gomez’s hiatus hasn’t hurt the pop star’s career. Instead, her willingness to expose her vulnerability has only strengthened her fan base. Read more…
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