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Selena Gomez talks therapists, medication and mental health journey

Days before her next studio album “Rare” is set to drop, Selena Gomez gets real about her own journey on mental health.

Gomez is featured on the annual Talents & Legends edition of WSJ Magazine. In the cover story, the singer and actress revealed what got her through years of struggling with her mental health issues. She admitted in the article that she “had low self-esteem” and that she “continuously” works on it.

The “Lose You To Love Me” songstress also shared how she feels “so empowered” despite her struggles.

“…I’ve gained so much knowledge about what was going on mentally,” she tells WSJ Magazine adding, “My highs were really high, and my lows would take me out for weeks at a time.”

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@selenagomez is our February cover star! All the highs and lows in her life have led to her new album, “Rare.” It’s her most personal musical expression to date.⁠ ⁠ “This is the first time I’ve heard her truly channel the details of her emotional experience,” says @taylorswift, Gomez’s close friend.⁠ ⁠ Before this new album, much of her music was packaged for her. Some of the messaging behind it didn’t resonate with her, such as in the 2013 song “Come & Get It.” “That’s so not my personality,” #SelenaGomez says. “The lyrics are, ‘When you’re ready, come and get it.’ I would never say that!” But her new album is highly autobiographical: Song titles like “Let Me Get Me” and “Vulnerable” hint at some of the epiphanies she’s had in the four years since her last album.⁠ ⁠ After a long journey through illness and heartbreak, the former teen star has emerged as a full-fledged artist with her first album in four years. Read about it at the link in bio. You can find the issue on newsstands on 1/18. (🖋️: @derekblasberg, 📷: @lachlanbailey, styling: @georgecortina) ⁠

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The star opened up about how she has sought the help of therapists at treatment facilities for a span of six years. She shared the benefits of this saying:

“I realized that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust. I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed,” the “Undocumented Living” and “13 Reasons Why” star revealed.

While stars in Hollywood are wary about admitting their desire to be casted, Gomez has no problem saying that she wants to return to television or film. She revealed that “looks too young” for most roles.

“I continue to audition, and I just have to wait for whenever my time is,” she adds noting that it “bums” her out that she hasn’t bagged a role for a while now.