Singer and actor Selena Gomez just shared some advice for dealing with tough mental health days. Gomez, 29, has been through a lot in the last several years. In 2015, she received chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lupus, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition that attacks body tissues and organs. Two years later, she shared with fans that she’d had a kidney transplant after the condition caused her kidneys to shut down. And in 2020, she revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She’s also been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression.
So when she shared her go-to strategies for bad mental health days earlier this week, fans were listening. Gomez was asked how she takes care of her mind and responded on the Instagram account for Wondermind, the mental health platform she is co-launching in February 2022.
“Sometimes I’m not good at it,” she confessed. “Like, it just happens where I’ll wake up and I just, I struggle, you know, maybe sometimes it’s just getting out of bed.”
Her number one strategy on those days? “What helps me first and foremost, just picking up the phone and calling someone,” she said.