Selena Gomez and other celebs open up about mental health
Selena Gomez details her psychotic break, hospitalization, and bipolar diagnosis in new documentary
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In a time when mental illness is more prevalent than ever, breaking the stigma around issues like depression, anxiety, and various disorders can be a matter of life and death. Our society worships celebrities and it puts them in a position of immense influence. Many celebrities are now using their platforms to destigmatize mental illness and share that they experience the same struggles as everyone else.
Selena Gomez has been relatively open about her mental health issues for many years, sharing her bipolar diagnosis back in 2020. But now, she is going even deeper with the release of her documentary 'My Mind and Me.' The documentary follows the young star for six years, delving into some of the darkest moments of her life. Gomez shares that she went into psychosis and started hearing voices during her intense 2018 'Revival' tour, which landed her in a psychiatric hospital. It was there that she was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder, having already struggled with anxiety and depression for years. Gomez gives an insight into what it's like to live with bipolar disorder, describing periods of mania followed by periods of extreme depression, and even shared that she had thoughts of taking her own life for years. As she recovered and learned to live with her diagnosis, Gomez became a vocal champion for mental health reform and started the Rare Impact Fund which raises money for mental health advocacy.
Take a look through the gallery and find out which other celebrities are courageously opening up to the public about their experiences with mental health, and learn more about the signs and symptoms so you can help raise awareness too.
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