News | Entertainment
19 Oct 2018 0:03
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Lady Gaga has called for "bold action" to help those suffering with their mental health

    The 32-year-old star paid tribute to Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade - who tragically both took their own lives - and revealed her hopes of igniting a "new movement" by speaking out about such a serious issue


    In an op-ed piece published by The Guardian newspaper, she wrote: "Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address. Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue...

    "Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources.

    "Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering."

    Gaga has been open about her own battle with mental health in the past, and last month she revealed suffering a sexual assault at just 19 has left her feeling "miserable" every day.

    She said: "No one else knew. It was almost like I tried to erase it from my brain. And when it finally came out, it was like a big, ugly monster. And you have to face the monster to heal. For me, with my mental health issues, half of the battle in the beginning was, I felt like I was lying to the world because I was feeling so much pain but nobody knew. So that's why I came out and said that I have PTSD, because I don't want to hide - any more than I already have to.

    "I feel stunned. Or stunted. You know that feeling when you're on a roller coaster and you're just about to go down the really steep slope? That fear and the drop in your stomach? My diaphragm seizes up. Then I have a hard time breathing, and my whole body goes into a spasm. And I begin to cry. That's what it feels like for trauma victims every day, and it's ... miserable. I always say that trauma has a brain. And it works its way into everything that you do."

    © 2018 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     18 Oct: Gwyneth Paltrow uses her daughter as her “focus group” for Goop
     18 Oct: Charlize Theron praises her mother for teaching her to be “brave”
     18 Oct: Busy Philipps has credited best pal Michelle Williams with saving her marriage to Marc Silverstein
     18 Oct: Chrissy Teigen says Kanye West’s opinions have “always been super strong”, in the wake of his recent controversial Twitter rants
     18 Oct: Hailey Baldwin is “blown away” by everything Justin Bieber does
     18 Oct: Ariana Grande had reportedly split with Pete Davidson several times before ending their engagement
     18 Oct: Chrissy Teigen wishes she was better at staying away from online negativity
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Otere Black admits he's had no contact with the All Blacks management or selectors following his return from a serious knee injury More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Otere Black admits he's had no contact with the All Blacks management or selectors following his return from a serious knee injury More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Gwyneth Paltrow uses her daughter as her “focus group” for Goop 21:59

    Soccer:
    The Wellington Phoenix have named a full-strength squad for this weekend's home A-League season opener against the Newcastle Jets 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Charlize Theron praises her mother for teaching her to be “brave” 21:29

    Education:
    Canberra high school student dies after sustaining head injuries during class Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve 21:27

    Politics:
    New Zealand's advertising watchdog has ruled against a group that used a billboard to try to claim vaccination is risky 21:17

    International:
    China plans to launch artificial moon bright enough to replace city's streetlights by 2020 21:07

    Entertainment:
    Busy Philipps has credited best pal Michelle Williams with saving her marriage to Marc Silverstein 20:59

    Entertainment:
    Chrissy Teigen says Kanye West’s opinions have “always been super strong”, in the wake of his recent controversial Twitter rants 20:29

    Entertainment:
    Hailey Baldwin is “blown away” by everything Justin Bieber does 19:59

    Entertainment:
    Ariana Grande had reportedly split with Pete Davidson several times before ending their engagement 19:29


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd