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Selena Gomez Reveals Bipolar Diagnosis During Intimate Chat With Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez reveals bipolar disorder

Selena Gomez is opening up about mental health like never before.

During her intimate Bright Minded Instagram Live chat with Miley Cyrus on Friday, the singer revealed for the first time she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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Gomez announced she learned of it while at the McLean Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts, telling her fellow Disney alum:

“I went to one of the best mental hospitals… McLean Hospital and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar and so, when I go to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it and I think people get scared of that.”

While the 27-year-old has shared in the past about her struggles with anxiety and depression, this diagnosis seemingly came as new territory, which is why she worked so hard not to be afraid of mental illness.

To Selena, it’s always been perceived you “gotta seem cool,” which can result in anger, as she explained:

“I’ve seen it and I’ve seen some of it even in my own family where I’m like what’s going on? It’s not known to talk about your mental health. When I finally said what I was gonna say, I wanted to know everything about it and it took the fear away.”

The Rare artist continued:

“When I was younger, I was scared of thunderstorms and my mom bought me all these books on thunderstorms and she was like, ‘The more you educate yourself on this, the more that you’re not going to be afraid.’ It completely worked. That’s something that helps me big time.”

We can’t imagine it’s easy to battle these struggles, so not only is it empowering to hear how she was able to embrace this diagnosis, but also for her to finally be able to speak so openly about it!

As you may remember, the singer and actress sought treatment at a psychiatric facility in October 2018 following her hospitalization due to complications from her kidney transplant. It was reported she suffered from an emotional breakdown and a “panic attack.”

A People source at the time divulged:

“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point. She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.”

Nearly two years later and she’s come so far since getting help, which is one of the braver things someone can do!

Hope Gomez can feel safe to continue sharing her story with fans.

[Image via WENN/Avalon]

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Apr 03, 2020 13:58pm PDT