Selena Gomez admits she went through a phase of depression at the beginning of quarantine.
American pop star Selena Gomez participated in a live chat as a part of Rare Beauty’s Mental Health Social Summit for World Mental Health Day. On the other side of the conversation is Dr. Vivek Murthy, a general surgeon under President Barak Obama.
The duo discussed chronic illnesses to shed light on the importance of mental health. It isn’t the first time the singer opened up about mental health topics.
Ahead of her beauty product’s launch in September, the star talked about her previous struggles and its importance.
Mental illness needs to be talked about
During her chat with Dr. Vivek, the songstress talked about her difficulty in coming along with the quarantine measures. She further said that being in isolation for more than six months took a toll on her mental health.
Selena explained herself as an extrovert, and compared to her introvert friends; quarantine is agitating.
She stated that her friends would describe it as a peaceful process, but she disagrees with it and would often respond by saying she needs to talk to someone and do something.
The Wolves singer then admitted that she could not deal with it initially and went into a small phase of depression.
Selena further revealed that she missed her job in which she would travel extensively, meet her fans, and more. She said she missed connecting with people as it makes her happy.
Furthermore, the Disney alum recalled a moment where she posted a video of herself crying and describing how much she missed her followers and describing the difficult moments.
Scars are super cool!
She stated that she worked on herself, and writing bought her some peace. Soon after her projects started coming out, the singer stated that it excited her and made her look forward to other things.
Selena further admitted that spending time with friends and family made her feel comfortable and feel that everything is okay. During the quarantine period, the singer released her own beauty line called Rare Beauty.
She further described that the companies goal is to reach $100 million in the next 10 years for mental health purposes. With the relaxed rules, the singer now turned makeup mogul stated that she’s getting back to her routine by stepping outside.
Meanwhile, Selena posted a picture of the scar she received after her kidney transplant in 2017. She stated that she grew confident over time.
Her post was also acknowledged by Princess Eugenie, who called her super cool.
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