Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis in Instagram series with Miley Cyrus

  • Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis in Instagram series with Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis in Instagram series with Miley Cyrus

It's not surprising that Gomez chose to open up to Cyrus; the singer has been open about her own depression, saying in a past interview, "I went through a time where I was really depressed". "When I was younger, I was scared of thunderstorms and my mom bought me all these different books on thunderstorms, so she's like, "The more that you educate yourself on this, the more that you're not gonna be afraid" and it completely worked and that's kind of something that helps me big time".

The pair recently struck up a friendship again after Selena Gomez left a butterfly emoji in the comments of an Instagram post. "And I think people get scared of that, right?"

The Lose You To Love Me star, 27, said the condition had been confirmed after visiting doctors at McLean Hospital in MA. "You got to seem cool".

Gomez encouraged viewers to "be gentle" with themselves during this hard time of self-isolation and social distancing, saying, "This is where we test each other". She said at the time the transplant was needed for her "overall health".

The pair had been talking about dealing with the emotional toll of life in quarantine, with Gomez becoming emotional thinking of her grandparents, saying she's donating a portion of her merch sales to causes like hospitals, and quoting a line from scripture that has reassured her.

It was during the chat that Selena revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar.

"A lot of it is connecting with people that maybe you haven't been the greatest to that you may not have thought about", she said.

In 2018 she opened up about her battle with mental illness, telling Harper's Bazaar, 'I've had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I've been very vocal about it, but it's not something I feel I'll ever overcome.

Selena went on to adds that while growing up in Texas, she rarely heard anyone speak openly about their struggles with mental health. "But also just being there for other people helps me too".

"When all this has moved on and we can connect, we'll just hug."