Singer-songwriter and actress Lady Gaga discussed her personal struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a homeless shelter, Time reports.
Gaga, who recently released the popular album Joanne, spoke to a group of young people in New York at a homeless shelter for LGBT youth.
The superstar has opened up about personal trauma before, and used this opportunity to do so once more.
While spending time with these young people, she shared that she battles PTSD.
“I told the kids…‘I suffer from PTSD.’ I’ve never told anyone that before,” Gaga said. “But the kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life.”
She continued, “These children are not just homeless or in need. Many of them are trauma survivors. They’ve been rejected in some type of way.”
In addition to talking to the group, bringing gifts for them, and playing music with them, Gaga also led a meditation session – a tactic she uses to help combat her PTSD struggles.
Gaga’s honesty is yet another example of celebrities speaking out about their struggles to help chip away at the stigma against mental illness.