Last year, around September, our favorite American gal – Selena Breaks Silence On On Her Mental Health. The following month it was reported that she had admitted herself into a health facility on the East Coast in order to be treated for her mental health issues after that Selena Breaks Silence On Why She Took A Break From Everything And Decided To Work On Her Mental Health.
Last week at Mclean Hospital in Boston, she spoke about her decision on getting help on her mental health, for the very first time. During her speech, she touched sensitive topics like what her breaking point was and how she started working through the issues that were much bigger.
A video of Gomez’s speech was shared by Jay Ruderman, where he appreciates Selena Gomez for being strong enough to share her journey about her mental health with the world. Here’s what his caption said,
“Thank you @selenagomez for being so open about your #mentalhealth,” he tweeted. “Your bravery in seeking help and speaking out will inspire others to do the same @RudermanFdn was honored to hear your story last Friday at @McLeanHospital.”
This is what all she said and was made public for everyone to know:
I think that we are better when we tell the truth. And so this is my truth. Last year, I was suffering mentally and emotionally, and I wasn’t able to stay all kept up and together. I wasn’t able to keep a smile or to keep thinks looking normal. And it felt like all of my pain and anxiety washed over me all at once, and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. I sought support, and the doctors were able to give me a clear diagnosis. The moment I received that information I actually felt equal parts of terrified and relieved—terrified, obviously, because the veil was lifted, but relieved I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered for so many years from depression and anxiety. I’ve never had full answers, awareness or anything about this condition So I began to face it head on, as my mother taught me to face my fears and challenges when I was younger. I sought out help—I actually sought out to get the help that I needed. I got educated. I talked to a lot of people that were suffering with the same things. I read a lot about it, and it was something that kind of took over and I became very passionate about it. I’ve met with some greatest doctors, and I’ve met with specialists, and I’m just fortunate enough to be able to work with some of the greatest doctors and psychiatrists and amazing people to help me guide me personally through my journey. Although this does not mean that it has all gone away, but I can say that after a year of a lot of intense work that I am happier, I am healthier, and I’m in control of my emotions and thoughts more than I’ve ever been, so I’m very happy about that.
Selena also shared a picture from the Annual Dinner of McLean Hospital on her Instagram with the following caption:
“So humbled to have been part of the incredible McLean Hospital’s Annual Dinner and was honored to be able to share a bit of my story,” she wrote. “Thank you Dr. Rauch for inviting me and spending time speaking with me about mental health. And thank you to all the amazing staff at McLean. And a huge thank you to David O Russell for connecting me with these amazing humans. These are the moments where I am so grateful for the platform God has given me. ❤️”