Selena Gomez introduced herself there when she shared her path to mental health, preferring to tell the story herself instead of letting the details “distort”. The singer / actor explained in an interview with The Newsette why it is so important for her to tell her side of things and shed light on mental health.
Selena Gomez left social media, but returned to tell her story
In an interview with The Newsette, Gomez explained why she decided to talk about her experiences with anxiety and depression and tell her own story.
“For me, I had to give up social media … to go through those periods when I wouldn’t [use my accounts]”She explained.
Gomez continued: “But I was so angry that my story was distorted in so many different things. The first time I posted [again]I was like “telling my own story, so if you don’t hear it from me, it’s not true. Did I go and seek help? Yes, I did it. But I’m not ashamed. I feel better and I feel that I can understand many things now. “
Gomez found strength in sharing details of his journey. “I think that was my moment when I knew [nobody] it would take away my story, ”she explained. “And I really believe that I made the circle, if you will, to make the media look stupid if they make fun of someone who has mental health problems.”
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Gomez said she didn’t care what people thought of her
Gomez hopes that telling her story will help others. In an interview with WSJ magazine for 2020, she explained more about her struggles with mental health. “My peaks were really high and my levels would take me out for weeks,” she said. “I realized that I was suffering from mental health problems … I received the right medication and my life changed completely.”
As for the way there will always be haters criticizing her, Gomez said he wasn’t worried about that. “I don’t care what people think of me,” she said. “I have to tell the truth on my own social media. And once I started saying my own name, I think people understood my path to mental health. “
She continued: “Now I have to support other people and with the Rare Impact Fund we promise to donate $ 100 million over 10 years to mental health causes, so now I need to talk more openly about mental health to hope to help to others . “
Gomez also shed some light on what makes her happy these days and is refreshing on earth. “It’s so nice to be so close to them,” she explained of her family. “I’m just a girl with a regular family … people are arguing about something, someone is screaming, someone is playing games … she just feels good. At the moment I am definitely in the greatest peace, I am just with people I love and who do not want anything from me. “