In recent times, there have been several initiatives to make people aware of mental health disorders. Lady Gaga has, also, been highlighting the need to spread awareness of such issues. Sadly, she has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as well. And now, she wants to inspire others on combating the disorder.
Indeed, she spoke about the subject during the Grammy Awards that were held recently and where she won her third Grammy for her single ‘Shallow’ from the film ‘A Star is Born’. Here, she gave a speech on why people must come out and discuss their troubles when battling mental disorders.
At first, she thanked God for her and her family’s wellbeing. More so, she mentioned that she took pride in being part of a film that dealt with mental health issues. Also, she got emotional and shed into tears while she was speaking.
She was, also, of the opinion that several artists suffer from mental health disorders. And that they should take care of each other, and not look away.
Even so, this was not the first time that Lady Gaga spoke about mental disorders. During November 2016, she first spoke about such issues. This was when was on her visit to Ali Forney Center where she was addressing LGBT youngsters who were homeless. During the meet, she stated that she has a mental illness that she struggles with every day. Also, she went public and proclaimed that she was a victim of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Besides, she inspired the group and told them to be brave and courageous if suffering from such disorders.
Then, in November 2018, during an awards function at Beverly Hills, she shared some of her personal experiences to raise awareness of her condition. She spoke for 25 minutes while recalling that she would stare into space or blackout for some minutes.
Further, she said that she saw flashes of light that added to her trauma. She, also, mentioned that she had no mental health support at that time and was dealing with the disorder on her own.
Then, she stressed on why it was necessary to talk about mental health disorders and, also, share each other’s personal experiences. By doing so, overcoming the illness becomes easier, she opines.
Also, at the Children Mending Hearts’ Empathy Rocks fundraiser that was hosted in the year 2018, she spoke about her PTSD struggles while presenting the Global Changemakers Award to her mother, Cynthia Germanotta.
Furthermore, she made an interesting point where she said that secrets can make keep people sick and, instead, talking about how one is feeling is much safer.