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Lady Gaga Talks PTSD Battle: 'I Suffer from a Mental Illness'

Lady Gaga Talks PTSD Battle: 'I Suffer from a Mental Illness'

Lady Gaga is bravely opening up about her battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how she suffers from a mental illness.

The 30-year-old singer paid a visit recently to the Ali Forney Center, a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, for the #ShareKindness campaign.

“I love to give things to people that have nothing or less than me. These children are not just homeless or in need. Many of them are trauma survivors; they’ve been rejected in some kind of way,” Gaga said during the visit, which was shown on The Today Show on Monday (December 5). “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others.”

“I don’t have the same kind of issues that you have, but I have a mental illness and I struggle with that every day so I need my mantra to help keep me relaxed,” Gaga said while leading a meditation exercise. “I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness. I suffer from PTSD. I’ve never told anyone that before, so here we are. 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.”

Click inside to watch the video from Lady Gaga’s visit to the center…

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  • Absurdist

    ptsd from what? looking at her nose in the mirror?

  • eliz

    Actually probably from the fact that she was raped…

  • Absurdist

    i don’t think that’s true. she was born filthy rich & music producers don’t exploit clients who are already rolling in cash. they tend to prey on poor, small town girls, which she mos def was not.

  • eliz

    so I guess no rich girls ever get raped? I think it’s a little ridiculous that you think you can definitively say what happened when you mos def do not know. You’re just another person trying to detract from the experience of sexual assault survivors which is.. pretty fucked up.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Sigh. This attention-seeking bitch. She grew up in an upper-middle class home and was sent to private school. She launched herself to one of the biggest pop stars in the world by age 23. WTF is her trauma???

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    And she’s sure milking it to death. Most people I know who have suffered trauma do not want to constantly remember it by constantly telling everyone. They want to heal and forget.

  • Allure

    i’ve lost track of how many diseases and conditions she’s had. lmao who does she think she is fooling. Every time there is a hot new Injustice/condition she jumps on the bandwagon, who believer anything that comes out of her mouth anymore?

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  • HG

    I’m sure she’s mentally ill after all she did campaign for that crook demon killary .

  • daas

    well said eliz, i can’t believe people make jokes about rape, he’s probably a hater that’s why he’s hating on Gaga, I’m happy she shared this information because it does help people who are also suffering. You can tell she does have some pretty severe problems just by observing her body language.

  • daas

    She’s a nice person, this video made me so emotional!!