Health, Lifestyle

Selena Gomez taking time off to deal with anxiety and depression

Brooke by Brooke
August 31st, 2016

Depression and anxiety are nasty pasties. Selena Gomez is the middle of her Revival world tour and has today released a statement saying that she is taking time out to deal with panic attacks and depression.

Only 12 months ago Selena revealed to the world she is suffering from autoimmune disease Lupas and depression and anxiety are thought to be side effects of this debilitating illness.

“I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” says Selena.

“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”

We feel for Selena and wish her all the best and hope she gets the help she needs.

Depression and anxiety certainly don’t discriminate. We have had many strong and fabulous women On the Couch with Monty talk about their own battles with depression and anxiety, take a look at some of these super raw and honest chats below…

Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? What helps you get through?