Selena Gomez opens up on bipolar disorder diagnosis during Miley Cyrus’ Bright Minded Instagram live stream

Press Trust of India

Apr 04, 2020 15:16:09 IST

Singer Selena Gomez opened up about her bipolar disorder diagnosis.

She made the revelation during an Instagram live chat session with fellow Disney star Miley Cyrus.

“Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in the world, but definitely in America, McLean’s 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 got 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, right?” Gomez said during Cyrus’ Bright Minded Instagram live stream.

The 27-year-old singer compared learning about her mental health to a childhood memory.

“When I was younger, I was scared of thunderstorms, and my mom bought me all these different books on thunderstorms. She said, ‘the more that you educate yourself on this, the more that you’re not going to be afraid.’ And it completely worked,” she told Cyrus.

Cyrus launched Bright Minded on 17 March to "bring light into dark times.”

Before Gomez, veteran singer Elton John and actor Kerry Washington appeared on Cyrus’ Friday episode.

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@selenagomez reveals that she is bipolar in Bright Minded Interview with @mileycyrus Btw, what do guys think of #bipolar ? Do you scare or do you care? What kind of mental issues do you have? Comment Below, after read this story: Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez had a sweet reunion in the final episode of Miley's Bright Minded show. The 27-year-old "Slide Away" singer launched the interview series on her Instagram Live in March to bring light during the coronavirus pandemic, and on Friday, she and Selena got together via live stream to chat about everything, from how they're practicing social distancing to the importance of mental health. Moving on to mental health and self-care, Miley asked Selena how she filters helpful thoughts versus hurtful thoughts. "Communicating with the women I respect," Selena replied. "Talking through what it is you're feeling is extremely helpful . . . All of my friends as well, we'll get on calls and just talk to each other, but sometimes I have to feel it, Miley. Sometimes I got to cry it out and release it and take a deep breath." Selena also revealed that during a recent visit to a mental health hospital, she found out she was bipolar. "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," she said. "I just feel like when I finally said what I was going to say, I wanted to know everything about it and it just took the fear away." Miley and Selena then wrapped up their interview by sharing the memories they love to refer back to when they want to feel good, and honestly, that's a tip we could all use. #selenagomez #selenagomezbipolar #bipolar #bipolarawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalbreakdown #mentalillness #mileycyrusfan #selenagomezfan

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Updated Date: Apr 04, 2020 15:16:09 IST

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