Selena Gomez is in treatment for mental health problems, but the 26-year-old singer had already been through this before.
the Back to you Songstress has been in rehab several times over the years and has always been honest with Selenators (her fan base) about the health issues she lives with day after day.
2014: rehabilitation for the diagnosis of lupus
In January 2014, Gomez secretly completed a two-week stay at The Meadows, a rehabilitation center in Arizona.
"Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse," Gómez's representative told E! News at the moment. Although it was not clear at that time what made her receive help, she later explained that it was her new diagnoses of lupus and her chemotherapy treatments that made her move away from attention.
"I was diagnosed with lupus and I underwent chemotherapy, that's really what my rest was about, I could have had a stroke," Gómez said of his opportunity in a Billboard cover story.
Many assumed it was related to substance abuse problems, to which she said: "I wanted to say so forcefully:" You have no idea. I'm on chemotherapy. You are a ** hole. I locked myself in until I felt safe and comfortable again. "
2016: rehabilitation for anxiety and depression.
Although she returned from rehabilitation feeling better than ever, the former Disney star was re-registered at another rehabilitation center in Tennessee two years later, in August 2016, due to anxiety and depression.
"As many of you know, about a year ago I revealed that I have lupus. "I have discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present its own challenges," the singer said in a statement on entry. "I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness, and I have decided that the best way to move forward is to take some time off."
Gomez's 90-day treatment in Tennessee came in the middle of his Revival World Tour, which caused him to cancel the remaining concert dates. While there, Gómez had to abandon his cell phone and participated in individual, group and equine therapies.
"You have no idea how amazing it feels to be with six girls," he admitted in Vogue in March 2017. "It was one of the most difficult things I've done, but it was the best thing I've ever done."
Summer 2017: kidney transplant
Only a few months later, in the summer of 2017, Gómez revealed that she received a kidney transplant from her best friend, Francia Raisa, due to complications of lupus. Although he received the "final gift" from Raisa, it was not enough to maintain his mental health.
February 2018: Treatment of therapy.
In early 2018, Gomez entered treatment at a Connecticut luxury facility for two weeks. There, he concentrated on therapy, healthy eating, meditation and pilates.
Although Gomez left the facility to a better place, it seemed that her struggles were slowly returning after her separation from boyfriend Justin Bieber and her sudden engagement with Hailey Baldwin. The singer of "It Is not Me" began to give her clothes on Instagram and sent a strange message to Jennifer Lopez on Instagram, which was the final straw before announcing a hiatus on social networks.
"As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives to each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to take a step back and live my present life at the time they gave it to me," wrote a photo of her smiling. a mirror. "Kindness and encouragement just for a moment! Just remember, negative comments can hurt anyone's feelings. Obvi. "
October 2018: Mental health hospitalization.
Just weeks after leaving social networks, Gomez was hospitalized after she "felt depressed and excited" by a low white blood cell count, which led a family to move to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles . She returned home a few days later, but was readmitted the following week because her white blood cell count did not improve, which allegedly sent her spiraling.
She is seeking treatment at a psychiatric center on the East Coast, where she undergoes DBT, or dialectical behavioral therapy, which focuses on teaching patients mindfulness, communication and healthy behavior patterns, emotional regulation and how respond better to negative events.
This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was republished with permission.