Selena Gomez seeks mental health treatment after emotional breakdown


American singer Selena Gomez recently entered a mental health facility to receive treatment following an emotional breakdown. The 26-year-old singer was hospitalised twice in the last two weeks and is now trying to take control of her ongoing issues related to anxiety and depression.

Fans and followers were quick to speculate that ex Justin Bieber’s recent marriage to Hailey Baldwin could have been the tipping point, a source close to the singer maintains that was one of many factors — both emotional and physical, People magazine reported.

“Yes, having Justin’s relationship everywhere isn’t easy, but she’s also been dealing with other stressful situations and being back in the hospital was really difficult and brought back tough memories,” says the insider. “It’s not fair to say this caused it or that caused it because depression and anxiety is so layered.”

The source added, “It’s been a combination of things affecting her emotional health. She has certain triggers and is also a very sensitive person which is why she cuts herself off from social media. The negativity and hate she gets affects her more deeply than most celebrities because she takes everything to heart.”

“Selena has been trying really hard recently to remain focused, and not let her health affect her. She has been actively writing new music, and moved to Orange County for a change of place and a fresh breath of air. Ultimately, with all of her arising health issues, Selena started to feel super overwhelmed.”

According to reports, the singer was at her Studio City, CA home, in the last week of September, when the first emergency hit. She was dejected and emotional over an alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant.

Selena was released a few days later but had to be re-admitted late last week due to her low blood cell count that persisted, and was in an emotionally disturbed state. She insisted to leave, soon after she was admitted but the doctors said she couldn’t. According to TMZ she freaked out and tried ripping the IV’s out of her arm.

She is currently at an East Coast psychiatric facility and is receiving Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The therapy is useful in treating various mental disorders. The Back To You singer has received DBT in the past too.

On September 23, Selena announced about taking a break from social media. Before quitting social media, she did an Instagram live talking to her followers about her mental health journey. She also described how depression had consumed her life for five years straight.

Selena sought treatment once in 2014 and again in 2016 for her mental well-being. Last year she had undergone a major surgery for kidney transplant.