Selena Gomez opens up on the mental health treatment that changed her life

Selena Gomez Has Spoken Out On Her Mental Health Treatment

"I feel so empowered"

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / January 10 2020

In 2018, Selena Gomez checked herself into a mental health facility after an emotional breakdown left her in hospital – twice. Following her hospitalisation, Selena took some time away from the public eye.

Now, Selena has opened up on her struggles with mental illness and the treatment that changed her life. 

“I found out I do suffer from mental health issues. And, honestly, that was such a relief. I realised that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust, I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed,” Selena told WSJ Magazine.

“I had low self-esteem, and that’s something I work on continuously. But I feel so empowered because I’ve gained so much knowledge about what was going on mentally.”

My sweet soul sister. Julia you have been a huge part of my life. You have taught me how to have courage when I have self doubt. This song is extremely close to my heart as I've experienced anxiety and know a lot of my friends do too. You're never alone if you feel this way. The message is much needed and I really hope you guys like it!
My sweet soul sister. Julia you have been a huge part of my life. You have taught me how to have courage when I have self doubt. This song is extremely close to my heart as I've experienced anxiety and know a lot of my friends do too. You're never alone if you feel this way. The message is much needed and I really hope you guys like it!

Besides receiving professional treatment, it seems the star is also keeping her mental health in check by focusing on her self-care regimen.

“I need time by myself. I love going to my room at the end of the day. Just me and my dog,” she said.

Some of my favorite moments on set ❤️
Some of my favorite moments on set ❤️

Did you know that music therapy apps can help you manage your mental health? Check out the story here.

Are you also impressed by Selena’s candidness around her mental health? Let us know in the comments.

Main image credit: @selenagomez

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.

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