Selena Gomez opened up about her 5-year struggle with depression and anxiety

Selena Gomez is opening up about her battles with anxiety and depression.

The pop star went live on her Instagram this weekend to talk to her fans about the struggles she faces because of her anxiety and depression. “I feel like I’ve been private so much because I’m so terrified of what these magazines are going to say about me,” she shared.

Selena continued to discuss just about anything and everything her fans wanted her to talk about, from how she focused on studying to her middle name, which is Marie by the way.

Her video chat with fans came just before the star announced on Instagram  she is “taking a social media break. Again.”

She explained, “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”

To find out what else Selena had to say, check out the list below!

Selena Battled Depression for Five Years

Choking back tears, the former Disney star revealed, “Depression was my life for five years straight.”

“I think before I turned 26 there was like this weird time in my life [where] I think I was kind of on auto pilot for about five years. Kinda just going through the motions and figuring out who I am and just doing the best I could and then slowly but surely doing that,” Selena explained.

For her, the constant spotlight on her actions made her feel like “every time I try to do something right, every time I try to do something good I felt like people were picking me apart.”

This “annoying” pattern she felt in her life created a “fear of what people going to say.”

She questioned, “Why spend any energy on anything just commenting something negative?”

As for how she got through it, the star said, “I would make myself have the courage to like just keep going and I think that slowly but surely just kinda happened.” Not to forget the strong faith she has in her god.

Source: E! News

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