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Selena Gomez is covering 'VOGUE' and is opening up about everything in a tell all interview.
Selena admits in the interview that she sees her therapist five times a week. “DBT has completely changed my life,” she told the magazine. “I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.”
I looked up DBT and its a technique developed to treat borderline personality disorder.
It is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.
Selena also revealed that being on tour was really difficult for her, especially going from performing for kids to performing for people smoking and drinking in the audience.
“My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it—which, I think, was a complete distortion.”
Selena took time to focus on herself in August when she went to a Tennessee rehab facility that included both individual and group therapy. “You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls, real people who couldn’t give two sh-ts about who I was, who were fighting for their lives,” she said. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it was the best thing I’ve done.”
Selena even confirmed that she gave up her phone for (90) days and doesn’t even have the Instagram app or her own password. Her assistant runs it!
“As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out...it had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”
I feel the exact same way about being consumed with my phone and all social media apps!
Earlier this year... her SPEECH!
I am so proud of Selena Gomez for opening up. Yes, she is in the spotlight, 24/7, and people tend to think that means her full life can be on display. Judging at all moments! I am happy she is very open and shares her true feelings with all of us. I know she does not have it... but I know it will help someone. - Denise