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'What Helps Me Through Everything Is My Faith': Selena Gomez Enters Mental Health Facility After Breakdown

10-12-2018
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez has checked into a treatment facility for anxiety and depression following an emotional breakdown in the hospital.

TMZ reports the singer was hospitalized twice within the last few weeks for low white blood cell count due to her kidney transplant last year.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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During her second visit, Gomez suffered a panic attack. A source told Entertainment Tonight that she has "dealt with depression for awhile" which has escalated this last year.

Gomez has been open in the past about her health issues, first revealing in 2015 that she was diagnosed with Lupus.

Since then, she has even opened up about her faith and how she relies on God to help get her through.

Gomez's Instagram bio reads, "Light, space, zest -that's God. With him on my side I'm FEARLESS, afraid of no one and nothing."

Last month, the singer spoke to her 144 million followers about her anxiety and depression in an Instagram LIVE chat session.

"Anxiety is a very difficult thing, but what helps me through everything is my faith,'' she said.

She also shared that she often listens to worship music when she's feeling low, telling fans one of her new favorites is, "This Girl" by Lauren Daigle and playing it for them to listen.

She said, "I want to suggest a song for you to listen to…if you like it, no worries if you don't. As some people know, I like to listen to worship music and this song, in particular, makes me feel like I'm talking about that feeling where, you know, like, I'm not going anywhere, I'm just showing up."

She continued, "It's really hard to not get worked up or upset when you constantly feel like you're doing the right thing and you're showing up for people and you're wanting to be, you know, nice and you're doing all this stuff but you're like, 'Why am I not feeling good?'"

The news of her recent hospitalization comes a few weeks after Gomez announced that she is taking a break from social media.

She wrote, "Update: taking a social media break. Again. 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."

In March, Gomez began interning with a global anti-human-trafficking nonprofit, A21, after receiving an invitation by cofounder Christine Caine.

She's also a member of Hillsong Church.

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