Selena Gomez battled depression in early coronavirus lockdown days
Written by Rother Radio News on 12/10/2020
Selena Gomez fell into “a bit of a depression” at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Come & Get It hitmaker, who has been open about her mental health issues, admits that like so many others, she initially had trouble adapting to spending so much time indoors, as she isolated with her grandparents and friends in Los Angeles.
However, she eventually found new ways to get creative and was able to turn her mood around.
In an Instagram chat with Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as surgeon general under U.S. President Barack Obama, Selena shared: “In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression. And then I started going into a place where I was really writing and being active. I guess it (lockdown) just forced me to have that time.”
“My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy, and that makes me happy, so it has been a struggle,” she added.
Selena has since been keeping busy focusing on new music and the official launch of her Rare Beauty make-up collection, through which she hopes to provide mental health services to underserved communities.
“I’ve worked on personal things like a beauty line that has a goal of reaching $100 million in 10 years for mental health,” the singer said of her Rare Impact Fund.
“And recently, I’ve been able to go to the (recording) studio. So I would say right now, I’m fully coming out again and I just think I had to handle it the way I needed to handle it, and got through it with the right people and doing the right things and doing the right steps to not make me go crazy.”
Keeping tabs on her mental health is particularly important for Selena after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition she first addressed during a candid chat with pal Miley Cyrus for her Bright Minded Instagram Live show back in April.