Selena Gomez recently sat down with Miley Cyrus on Instagram live and opened up about how she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to Mayo Clinic, "Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression)". Selena Gomez has previously opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression and has even spent time in rehab facilities and in therapy working through these issues.
For Selena, she has found that getting educated on the mental illness itself has been a huge coping mechanism to her. Rather than fearing the disorder the more she hears or learns about it, she becomes more comfortable with it. She also discussed other tools she has gained through her time spent in therapy to cope with her feelings and emotions. Selena makes the point that it is ok to be vulnerable and sometimes you just need to feel what you're feeling and cry it out if needed.
Big shout out to Selena Gomez for being so open with her struggles as so many other people deal with this and are afraid to talk about it.
Check out the IG live below.