The phenomenal singer/actress of “A Star is Born” Lady GaGa has called for “bold action” to help those suffering from mental health.
With the loss of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade from suicide, Lady GaGa is igniting a “new movement” by speaking out about mental health. Read on to get the details…
CelebNHealth247.com has the latest from Lady Gaga who paid tribute to Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade – who tragically both took their own lives.
The 32-year-old star revealed her hopes of igniting a ”new movement” by speaking out about such a serious issue.
In an op-ed piece by Lady Gaga which was published by The Guardian newspaper, she explains that “suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency.”
Gaga goes on to say:
We are so far failing to adequately address. Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue…Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources. Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering.”
Gaga has been open about her own battle with mental health in the past, last month she revealed suffering a sexual assault at just 19.
She said that the incident left her feeling “miserable” every day since.
No one else knew. It was almost like I tried to erase it from my brain. And when it finally came out, it was like a big, ugly monster. And you have to face the monster to heal. For me, with my mental health issues, half of the battle in the beginning was, I felt like I was lying to the world because I was feeling so much pain but nobody knew. So that’s why I came out and said that I have PTSD because I don’t want to hide – any more than I already have to.
I feel stunned. Or stunted. You know that feeling when you’re on a roller coaster and you’re just about to go down the really steep slope? That fear and the drop in your stomach? My diaphragm seizes up. Then I have a hard time breathing, and my whole body goes into a spasm. And I begin to cry. That’s what it feels like for trauma victims every day, and it’s … miserable. I always say that trauma has a brain. And it works its way into everything that you do.