6 Inspiring Times Selena Gomez Got Real About Mental Health

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Selena Gomez is certainly no stranger to being in the Hollywood spotlight or in the camera lens of the paparazzi. With famous boyfriend The Weeknd on her arm, a recently released Netflix series and magazine covers under her belt, Selena isn’t exactly slowing down. The superstar’s busy schedule wasn’t always the case, though. Last year, she was forced to take an extended break following a lupus diagnosis that led to severe depression and anxiety.

While Selena may have needed the time off for her body and mind, she’s back and better than ever. Instead of closing up about the issues that caused the time off, she’s using her Hollywood platform to spread an important message about mental health. From taking the stage at the American Music Awards with a tearjerking acceptance speech to opening up to magazines about her battle with depression, here are six times Selena got real about mental health: