Selena Gomez recently went on Miley Cyrus’ Instagram Live talk show Bright Minded and revealed that she was bipolar:
“Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in the world, but definitely in America, McLean’s Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar,” Gomez said. “And so, when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it. And I think people get scared of that, right?”
Gomez is known for being open and honest with her fans about her struggles. Her various road to recovery stories also inspires her fans to have faith during struggles. She talked about how it is important to be educated on mental health:
“When I was younger, I was scared of thunderstorms, and my mom bought me all these different books on thunderstorms,” she said. “She said, ‘the more that you educate yourself on this, the more that you’re not going to be afraid.’ And it completely worked.”
Gomez also mentioned the importance of communicating with people through the crisis and being there for one another:
“Being there for other people actually helps me too,” Gomez said. “But sometimes I have to feel it, Miley. Sometimes I gotta cry it out and I’ve got to release it and just take a deep breath and then remind myself, go back to my tools, which is, okay, where is this coming from? I understand I’m a big empath, so I feel so much of what the world is feeling, so maybe I need to take a step back from that, or whatever it is.”
The Look At Her Now Singer went on by saying, “A lot of it is connecting with people that maybe you haven’t been the greatest to that you may not have thought about,” she said. “I feel like there’s been a lot of people I’ve gotten to do that with not necessarily saying it was bad, but just saying, ‘Hey, I hope you’re safe. I hope you’re doing okay,’ and that you know you’re on my side. I’m only sending you love from this end.'”
Gomez then went on to tell those that aren’t taking the coronavirus protocols seriously to think about the people who are “sacrificing their lives.
Gomez and Cyrus went on to mention that they will be donating to relief efforts and also asked others to donate to non-profit organizations that are aimed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
“I’m so happy to have you on the show and got to reconnect,” Cyrus told Gomez. “Send me butterflies any time. When all this has moved on and we can connect, we’ll just hug.”