Selena Gomez Opens Up About Struggles with Mental Health

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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Struggles with Mental Health

By Danielle Costa

Selena Gomez, who reportedly recently completed a stay in a treatment center for her mental well-being, opened up about her struggles with depression and anxiety.

Selena Gomez was interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar magazine and dons the cover for the March 2018 issue.

Selena told the magazine, “I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome.”

Selena has committed to focusing on her health this year. “I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else. I’m starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place,” said Selena to Harper’s Bazaar.

This is not the first time Selena has put healing herself first. This past summer, Selena revealed she disappeared from the public eye because she became very ill, needed a kidney transplant and the subsequent time to properly recover.

Selena Gomez has also been very open about her struggles with depression. During the summer of 2016, Selena canceled tour dates so she could focus on her mental health, as a result of her lupus. At the time, Selena told People that she learned lupus could cause changes in her mental state. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”

For now, Selena says her health is her number one priority, but she is still working on new music. “I don’t really set goals ’cause I don’t want to be disappointed if I don’t reach them, but I do want to work on my music too. My next album has been forever in the making.”

She goes on to tell the magazine that the new album could take 10 years to make, but that she doesn’t care because she wants to make sure she is confident in her new music.

Selena’s cover of Harper’s Bazaar will be out on February 20.

Photo Credit: PR Photos/ David Gabber