Camila Cabello has never been one to shy away from detailing her journey through mental health. The Bam Bam singer spoke with Rolling Stone magazine where she shared some of her journey and what this new album means to her!
Camila Cabello Is 100% Honest About Her Mental Health
It just made me so much more open and vulnerable in my friendships, and then in my performances, and then in my interviews,” shared the songstress with the popular music magazine.
“It had this domino effect on every other area of my life.” She noted. Cabello has discussed her mental health journey on her social media accounts in the past and used her platform to encourage her followers to advocate for their own mental health.
Being Latina, Cabello noted that it is not always accepted to talk about your struggles. In fact, she points out that most of the time it is considered “weak”.
“Having these conversations — especially in the Latin community — I feel like I want to talk about it more in Spanish and with that community too.”
Camila Cabello ‘Worst Mental State’
Cabello previously shared that she had recently experienced the “worst mental state” of her life. While she notes that she is more open to talking about it, it was still a struggle “even talking about it with my family, it’s so different.”
Like many, the Coronavirus took a toll on the pop singer however, working on her album helped her to discover new coping mechanisms. And of course, therapy as well.
Cabello also had a very public breakup with ex-boyfriend Shawn Mendes. The sweethearts were together for over 2 years and the breakup shocked their fans. Jumping into working on the album refocused the 25-year-old and just in time too because concerts are already in full swing!
Therapy Was A ‘Last Resort’ for Camila Cabello
Cabello shared with People magazine in April that therapy was not something she initially considered but “I was cripplingly anxious.” The “Psychofreak” singer kept it skeptical going into her first few sessions.
“For me, it was, if this process doesn’t help me in feeling better, and if it’s not me being honest and vulnerable and unfiltered, I don’t really see how this is going to happen.” Being herself was her first intention and she worried that being herself would be too much… even for a therapist.
Luckily for Cabello, she found a therapist that works for her which is one of the keys to continuing her journey through healthy mental health.
‘Familia’ Is A ‘Word Vomit’ Of Camila Cabello’s Emotions
The singer shared that “vomiting” her emotions into the mic also helped! “I just word-vomited into a mic in the form of a melody,” she claimed. “It really doesn’t get more personal than that. I was all stream of consciousness.”
The album talks about everything from her struggles with everyday life, her mental health of course, this is talked about heavily in her collaboration with Willow Smith. And her highly publicized split. She shares that her anxiety suffered a bit after the breakup because she “hates” being alone.
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“There’s a sense of trust in myself that I feel like I didn’t have before because I was so anxious all the time,” she declared. “I really feel like I’m living my truth and I’m speaking my truth.”
In 2020, she penned an essay for the Wallstreet Journal where she talked about how suffocating her mental health has become.
“My anxiety manifested in the form of obsessive-compulsive disorder,” she wrote. “OCD can take many different forms, and for me, it was obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
Camila Cabello Sees A Light At The end Of The Tunnel
The singer shared that she somewhat has a handle now on her mental health. While the journey is not full proof she is content and consistent.
“There are different degrees to which people struggle with mental health, but I think, whether it’s life-changing or life-saving when you bottle that s–t up, and you pretend, it eats away at your health.”
For now, Cabello is moving full speed ahead, she will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this month AND hosting the 2022 UEFA Champions League final in Paris later in May!
Full speed ahead Camilia!
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