Selena Gomez Is in Rehab to Deal With Her Mental Health
Selena Gomez has decided to make her struggles with Lupus public over the years, letting fans in on the fact that she must take care to manage the symptoms of the chronic illness by occasionally taking time off. Despite her efforts to pull back career-wise and to make her well-being the priority, Selena has decided to take her self-care a step further by entering a rehab facility to help her deal with her mental health.
Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks various parts of the body, including skin, joints and organs, can result in anxiety, panic attacks and depression, which is exactly what 24-year-old Selena is struggling with.
That’s why she’s currently checked herself into a “super intense” facility in Tennessee, according to a source who spoke to US Weekly.
When Selena first announced her break, she told fans, “You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”
We’re totally behind you, Selena. Take all the time you need and take care of yourself, gal!
What do you think about Selena’s battle with Lupus and her openness about her struggles with mental health? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t MTV; photos via Kevin Winter, Frazer Harrison, Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!