Selena Gomez opens up about depression, seeking help

The 26-year-old pop star spoke candidly in a new podcast about her mental health and the issues that led her to seek treatment for depression and anxiety last year.
2:23 | 04/25/19

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Back now with Selena Gomez. In an interview she opens up about seeking help for depression. Chris Connelly in Los Angeles with the story. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. And in doing so Selena Gomez is again using her voice the way an increasing number of pop performers are, speaking forthrightly about their mental health issues and the help they're getting to address them. ��� So let's be crazy ��� Reporter: She's ate one of the planet's pre-eminent pop stars speaking candidly about her mental health opening the window into the issues that last year led her to seek treatment for depression and anxiety. Last year I took a lot of time off. I think that I needed a moment to myself. Reporter: The 26-year-old singer and actress on a new podcast advocating for not only for herself but for others as well. I am a believer of therapy. One of my friends asked me, you know, I want to start going to therapy and I said, it's good. Like just tell me how your first experience goes. I said to her, you have to just give it a month. Reporter: She's now hoping her candor will inspire others to get the help they need. I do think that it's helped me understand myself and my childhood a lot better. I personally could not be more delighted that Selena Gomez is speaking out about her mental health, about her treatment. It is doing volumes to reduce Reporter: She's among those performers opening up about their inner struggles and their need for self-care. Earlier in the week this from Britney spears spending what she calls me too at a wellness facility. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately so I needed time to deal. Reporter: Last month Justin Bieber on Instagram explaining his decision to sit it out for awhile. I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have as most of us have so that I don't fall apart. Also on social media, Bebe rexha sharing her diagnosis with her followers. I'm bipolar and I'm not ashamed anymore. People are benefitting from celebrities talking about their conditions. The average person is more likely to see a professional about it. Reporter: The hope now that this new candor will preserve the well-being of entertainers and the fans who look up to them. It can make a big difference. Thanks very much.

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