Sometimes, a celebrity moves you to your core, not meaning to necessarily – they just speak honestly and want you to know their truth.
It’s been a little bit since Selena Gomez cancelled her tour to take care of herself. She checked herself into rehab for anxiety and depression. She wanted to take care of herself and quite honestly at that moment there was not much more we thought that she could do.
But last night, she said words that had us cheering for her and at the same point crying.
At that moment we started to cry. No one should ever let themselves down for the sake of anyone else. Self care is the most important thing for your mental health being.
“I’m so grateful to be able to share what I love with people that I love. You guys are so damn loyal, but if you are broken you do not have to stay broken. Whether you respect me or not, one thing you should know about is I care about people.” she said.
I have always been a fan off Gomez’s, but as a person that lives with anxiety and depression, I have never had more respect for her. We can all look at each other and think that every one else’s world is more fabulous and that everything is put together. But you really never know anyone else’s story.
You never know what another person is going through.
There were a lot of celebrities that reacted to Selena’s speech, but I looked at what the fans had to say.
— Xime (@Suddenlyismilee) November 21, 2016
— Zarin Tasnim Othiya (@othiyarocks) November 21, 2016
Her speech is why I will never ever leave her❤ I love you Selena and I am so happy that you are part of my life #SelenaOnAMAs
— Nadin~》》 (@Grace_Cordelia) November 21, 2016
— Gilbertina Ng (@gilbertinauyng) November 21, 2016
— Marta (@martahoran0207) November 21, 2016
— Mars (@pizzabutt54) November 21, 2016
— Navy-Shimi-Selenator (@shimi_tam) November 21, 2016
— Becky Lane ? (@bexy224) November 21, 2016
Living with a mental illness, anxiety, or depression is nothing to ever be ashamed of. It is hard, I know – I have anxiety and depression. But we can all support each other and let people who are living with these ailments that they are not alone.
And if you are broken – if you have anxiety and depression – take the steps to take care of yourself. There is no shame.
There is only strength in taking care of your own mental health. You are worth it.
If you need help, please do not feel afraid to seek it. For more information on getting help visit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.