Selena Gomez goes to the experts for World Mental Health Day

Revealing her initial difficulty coping with the isolation of being in quarantine.

October 12, 2020

Selena Gomez, once again, got candid about mental health. As part of her Rare Beauty's Mental Health Social Summit for World Mental Health Day, SelGo was joined on Instagram Live, by former Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. The main topic of discussion, chronic loneliness, and Selena revealed her initial difficulty coping with the isolation of being in quarantine, expressing she went through "a bit of a depression" at the start of the global pandemic.

"In the beginning, I couldn't deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression," the self-proclaimed extroverted singer shared with Murthy. Asking for his thoughts on whether the experience is different for extroverted versus introverted people. "Or at least I feel that because my other [introverted] friend feels what you’re explaining as peaceful and having time to process. and I’m like, 'I need to talk to someone! I need to do something!' So I definitely get that.”

“My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy, and that makes me happy, so it has been a struggle.” But Selena admitted that she eventually got “into a place where I was really writing and being active… I guess it just forced me to have that time…I’ve been able to spend time with those quality people a lot more than I ever have. And spending a lot more time with my family, and I almost feel like I’ve become normalized in this situation that’s not normal."

Check out Selena's entire conversation with Dr. Vivek Murthy above.

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