Selena Gomez helped save the life of one her fans after seeing her tragic cry for help.
On Sunday night, a woman who runs a Selena Gomez fan account — whose identity The Blast has chosen not to reveal — posted a graphic suicide note where she explained she intended on ending her life Monday morning.
Immediately, thousands of caring strangers and followers began commenting on the woman’s post, begging her not to follow through. Many people tagged Selena Gomez in their comments.
Selena apparently took notice, and that night the singer took it upon herself to let the woman know suicide is not the answer.
She privately messaged the fan, writing, “I don’t care if you love or hate me, suicide is never the answer. If you need someone to talk to, please dm me – you are loved by your family and friends, trust me. I love you.”
The woman has posted since Selena reached out, saying police came to her home and she was hospitalized. It appears she has since received professional help and appears to be safe.
Mental health and suicide prevention are important issues to Gomez; she’s been vocal about her own battle with depression and this year she executive produced the dramatic Netflix teen suicide series “13 Reasons Why.”
If you’re struggling or having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255