In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Selena Gomez revealed that she once thought the world would be a better place without her.
Singer Selena Gomez recently opened up about a dark period in her life in an interview with Rolling Stone. The 30-year-old musician spoke candidly about dealing with suicidal thoughts amid struggles with mental illness. Although she never attempted suicide, Gomez admitted that she thought the world would be better off without her. She revealed that she has been to four treatment centers and her depression led to isolation and the inability to control her feelings. Sometimes, she would be bedridden for weeks and even walking down the stairs would leave her out of breath. Despite these challenges, Gomez has remained resilient and is using her platform to raise awareness about mental health. Stay up-to-date on the latest celebrity news by signing up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter.
Amanda Charchian discusses Selena Gomez’s song “My Mind Me” and how it reveals a lot about mental health, lupus, and heartbreak. According to Gomez, some of her mental health struggles stem from ideologies she believed she had to follow while growing up. She thought she would be married by 25 and felt out of place among a group of cool celebrity girls, except for her “only friend in the industry,” Taylor Swift. Gomez felt like she didn’t belong and questioned whether materialistic things could make her truly happy. Get the latest celebrity, entertainment, and human interest news stories every weekday by subscribing to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day.