Lady Gaga breaks down how PTSD affects her life in a poignant letter

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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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Lady Gaga shares empowering message about mental illness and trauma

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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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