Selena Gomez Shares Bipolar Diagnosis Live on Instagram

BY Sarah Joseph / Apr 5 2020 / 13:47 PM

Even while in self-isolation the former Disney Star connected with fans by sharing her mental health story on Miley Cyrus’ new live series  

Selena Gomez Shares Bipolar Diagnosis Live on Instagram

Selena Gomez recently did a Instagram Live on Miley Cyrus’ "Bright Minded" series, where shared some interesting insight regarding her personal health: she’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 
 
The 27-year-old singer and former Disney TV star said she recently visited McLean’s Hospital, one of the best mental health facilities within the United States, to help her better understand her condition. She discussed with Miley how, after years of dealing with a variety of factors related to her emotions and mental health, she finally realized that she was bipolar.
 
Selena mentioned within the conversation that once she was aware of her condition and had learnt more about it, she was no longer afraid of it. She compared learning about her mental health to a childhood memory where her mother helped manage her fear related to thunderstorms.
 
“When I was younger I was scared of thunderstorms, and my mom bought me all these different books on thunderstorms,” she told Cyrus. “She said, ‘the more that you educate yourself on this, the more that you’re not going to be afraid.’ And it completely worked.”
 
Selena concluded the conversation by adding that she will be donating a portion of her merchandise sales to hospitals and stressed the importance of communication, especially during tough times.
 
Miley launched "Bright Minded" on March 17 to "bring light into dark times.” The series airs live on Miley’s Instagram. Before Selena Gomez, singer Elton John and actor Kerry Washington appeared live on the series.


Lead image courtesy of instagram/Mileycyrus & Selenagomez 

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