Selena Gomez Opened Up About How Quarantine Has Affected Her Mental Health

It's safe to say Selena Gomez has always been open and honest with fans about her mental health and experiences with anxiety and depression.

Earlier this year, the "Lose You To Love Me" singer opened up about her bipolar disorder diagnosis during an Instagram livestream with Miley Cyrus.

"I had gone to treatment a few times for anxiety and for depression, and for other stuff that I had been struggling with," Selena said during an appearance on Miley's Brightminded talk show.

She revealed: "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America — McLean Hospital — and I discussed that, after years of going through a lot of different things, I realised that I was bipolar."

She went on to explain during a conversation with Amy Schumer for Interview magazine that, while public scrutiny of her personal life has sometimes been detrimental, she is thankful to be able to speak openly about her struggles with mental health in order to help fans.

She said:
Sometimes it's been bad for my career, but other times it's like, "Now I can talk about things like my depression and anxiety, things that I’ve struggled with and which I’m totally open about, because I believe in seeking help."

Now, during an interview promoting her new cooking show Selena + Chef, Selena has opened up about how isolation and quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic has affected her mental health, calling it "really hard" and "confusing".

"It's not easy for anyone to be walking through what we're walking through," Selena said. "It's not normal, and it’s affecting people ... who could have never thought about things they’re thinking about now. It's really confusing."

She went on to explain that, while the period has been difficult for her mental health, she has "great friends" and has been seeing a therapist to help "keep her mind positive".

"I've learned so much about myself," she said. "I've learned more about my country than I ever have from school or anything. So I've been very grateful for that as well."

"I really thought [the show] would be something lighthearted because I was getting, definitely, down," she went on. "Of course, there are more important things going on, but this was an opportunity to make something that could make people smile."
Last week, Selena announced she was returning to Instagram to reconnect with fans after taking a break to focus on educating herself about what's going on in the world.
"At the beginning of this year, with everything going on, it felt a little insensitive to post things that may be joyful, or celebrate," Selena said in a video posted to her 185 million followers.
She continued: "I've taken the time to learn, truly learn, about what's going on, and I continue to make that my priority."

from buzzfeed
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