Not being on social media for more than four years has brought happiness and mental stability to Selena Gomez, the singer who in 2016 was called the “Instagram queen” for being the most followed celebrity on the platform, now she stays away from that world, as she confessed to the program Good Morning America.
“My life has completely changed,” Gomez said, admitting that distancing herself from social media It was one of the best decisions of his life. Well, now he connects better with people in real life.
“I am happier, I am more present, I connect more with people,” he assured.
The 29-year-old singer, who is currently over 300 million followers on Instagramadmits that the Internet has many positive things, but in his case, what really matters and he is interested in what he gets from real life, and not from the internet or social networks.
“I understand how powerful the internet is, and in many ways it has done the best things for the world. But for me, I get the news that is really important through the people in my life,” he said.
Selena is promoting Wonderminda mental health platform that he helped found, and through which people will be able to have at your disposal the resources to deal with these types of problems.
“There are places people go when they need help, and it’s unfortunate that they cost ridiculous amounts of money,” Gomez said.. “But [como con] Planned Parenthood, there’s a place for women to feel good and feel understood, and I want that for mental health.”
Bipolar disorder, Selena’s revelation
In 2020, singer and actress Selena Gomez revealed during an interview with Miley Cyrus who had been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.
It was the first time that Gomez, then 27, had named her disorder after experiencing episodes. of anxiety and depression, about which he has spoken on previous occasions and which had also inspired several musical compositions.
“Recently, I went to one of the best mental health hospitals… McClean, I talked about it after going through different things for years. That’s when I knew I was bipolar.” Gomez said in that conversation with Cyrus.
The interview between both singers was part of the program “Bright Minded”, offered by Cyrus live on the social network during this stage of quarantine by the coronavirus.
According to Gomez, who has always been very open about her problems, having information and knowing about her disorder makes her feel more secure.
“When I go to look for more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know him -he assured- and I think people get scared of that”.
The singer then pointed out that most people are not used to nor do they know how to talk about something as common as mental health.
“I have seen it even in my own family,” Gómez acknowledged, making a gesture that expressed his disagreement. with the idea of treating this matter as a taboo.
In recent years, Gómez has dealt with this disorder and also with the medical treatment he received for the disease of the lupus, which led to a kidney transplant operation in 2016.
Both episodes forced her to take a break both in her musical career and in her work as an actress, where it started at the Disney factory.
The American star is of Mexican origin and has always supported the community Latina and immigrant from the United States, Well, in fact, he produced the documentary. Netflix‘s “Living Undocumented,” inspired by his own grandparents who were undocumented.