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Selena Gomez opens up about her mental health: “I’m not ashamed”

She wishes the subject is no longer taboo … In recent months, Selena Gomez has confided a lot about her mental health. If the 28-year-old singer had revealed that she had gone through difficult phases and recalled how important it was to take time for yourself, it was during a duet interview with her mother, Mandy Teefey, for The Newsette, that she spoke of her decision to be more and more open on the subject. While undergoing treatment for anxiety and depression, the pretty brunette explained, “I’m not ashamed. I feel better and I feel I can relate to a lot now.” Listening to himself has indeed served as strength. “I feel like being able to be myself is really hard, and I had to work on it,” she said. “Now, when I’m on set, in a movie or TV show, or working on music, I feel like just being myself is such a gift. once I started doing it and saw the rewards afterwards, I was like, ‘Oh, I made that decision, and I’m really happy! I feel more free when I’m just myself.'”

If Selena Gomez has had its ups and downs in love, telling her story in full transparency has been greatly appreciated by the fans. She says: “Nothing I do now would have stemmed from the mentality I had before (…) The greatest thing ever done in my music was ‘Lose You to Love Me’ … remember I had a moment when I couldn’t believe it, because on the first and second day the reactions were crazy, and I remember I smiled and I was like, ‘That’s why It’s worth it. All those years of confusion and being in love, and all that… And I made a clean sweep of it. ‘ And it wasn’t even because everyone loved him, it was just an awareness of why I’ve been through everything I’ve been through. ” Finally, Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend explained that she wouldn’t be where she is now if she hadn’t been through it all: “I feel like I would have missed so many opportunities in my life if I hadn’t put my sanity first. ”

“Mental illness didn’t seem like a taboo to me”

In this interview, the star’s mother, Mandy Teefey, stressed how proud she was of how far her daughter had come: “The fact that Selena thinks she’s doing her best now that she’s in better health is a positive message. You can take care of your health and mental health while being creative. ” Moved, Selena Gomez said for her part that she felt lucky to have been raised by a mother who was not afraid to bring up this kind of subject: “Mental illness did not seem to me to be a taboo It was like, ‘Oh okay I really know you can have a mental illness’ so I was a lot younger when I started therapy … and that was great, but I didn’t know what I was doing. I think you have to find the right person to make it work. ”

Very close to her daughter, Mandy Teefey then explained that it was important to be patient and attentive in order to understand mental health: “At first, I wanted to ‘fix’ everything for her … Because you don’t want your child to suffer from the same things you are suffering from. It can be confusing for parents who don’t have mental illness, but also it has been confusing for me to deal with my mental health and also trying to figure it out hers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but if our ups and downs can help another family, then it’s worth it. ” Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, earlier this year, Selena Gomez now wants to help people with mental illness and has created the Rare Impact Fund, which has pledged to raise $ 100 million over the next 10 years. to help underserved communities with treatment.

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