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Lady Gaga Shares Her Battles With PTSD | VIDEO

Lady Gaga opened up about a very serious topic that needs to be talked about: mental health disorders. Gaga explains how she has suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a segment filmed by the Today show, while at an LGBT homeless shelter for youth. Check out the video below.

Lady Gaga PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

At 19, Gaga was raped, and from then on, her symptoms of PTSD started to appear. She talked openly about the assault, but kept the PTSD to herself, until now.

I told the kids today, ‘I suffer from PTSD.’ I’ve never told anyone that before. So, here we are,” she told Today. “But, the kindness that’s been shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends – it’s really saved my life.”

It is devastating that anyone should have to suffer from PTSD as a result of an assault or any life trauma, but when celebrities come forward about their struggles, it has the ability to help millions. Studies have linked untreated PTSD to a heightened suicide risk, making this mental health issue even more important to talk about. The more that people come out and talk about the problem, the more we can come to a solution while helping break the stigma. Gaga’s selfless reveal now has open even more opportunities for people to come forward and share their struggles so they, too, can enter recovery.

Addressing mental health issues on your own can be difficult. Especially if you are trying to fix the very same thing you are using to address the problem in the first place – your brain. This is why outside help and support is so beneficial. With proper treatment and support, you can recover from all kinds of mental health disorders. It may take some time to heal, but Gaga is showing that healing can happen and it can for you too.

If you are suffering from PTSD and are self-medicating, we can help. Contact The Watershed today for more information on how you can be happy, joyous, and free.

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