Lady Gaga wants her “Little Monsters” who are struggling emotionally to know that they’re not alone. The ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ star talked about her own experiences with depression and anxiety.
The singer-turned-actress said:
There is something in the way that we are now, with our cell phones and people are not looking at each other and not being in the moment with each other, that kids feel isolated. They read all of this extremely hateful language on the Internet. The Internet is a toilet. It is. It used to be a fantastic resource—but you have to sort through sh-t to find the good stuff.”
SO true. The internet truly has changed the way we interact with each other: some for the good, others for the bad.
Lady Gaga explained:
I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day. I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. This modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That‘s not human.”
She also described a depressive episode she experienced at the end of 2013.
I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time — to one more person who lied to me.”
Sounds like she was having a tough time of it. It’s great that Lady Gaga is opening up like this; I’m sure some of her fans will recognize those feelings themselves, and hopefully they’ll be inspired to get help.
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