Audacy’s seventh annual I’m Listening special may be over, but we’re still reminiscing on the powerful conversations that took place during this year’s broadcast.
LISTEN NOW: 2023 I’m Listening broadcast
One of those conversations was with Pop star, Selena Gomez who opened up about her personal journey with mental health and the power she believes talking about it holds.
"There was a really confusing period of time in my life where I wasn't really sure why my emotions were so intense, and why my highs would be really high and my lows would be really low,” Gomez shared. “Once I started to figure it out slowly but surely, I think people wanted to paint a narrative that it was a bad thing that I was seeking help... Ultimately, I got a diagnosis and I felt relieved; I felt like I had answers."
Seeking help was a life-changing step for the 31-year-old who says she feels no shame in her diagnosis as it allowed her to understand her feelings.
“I’m genuinely not ashamed of it,” she stated. “I know a lot of people have a hard time talking about it, but a lot of people don’t even know they’re experiencing some things. That’s all I’ve wanted to do, is share that part of me because I know I’m not the only one feeling that way.”
LISTEN NOW: Selena Gomez on 'I'm Listening'
Want to hear more surrounding mental health from your favorite stars? Check out Audacy’s 2023 I’m Listening broadcast co-hosted by Audacy’s Katie Neal, TODAY and The Voice's Carson Daly and Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble above.
I’m Listening is Audacy’s commitment to deliver more mental health conversations, resources, and pathways to help. If you are experiencing mental health needs, know that you are not alone. If you are in crisis, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Talk Saves Lives. Find a full list of additional resources here.