Gaga tells of men­tal bat­tles

The Sunday Times - - WORLD -

LADY Gaga has called on Hollywood to pro­vide bet­ter men­tal health care for peo­ple in the en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness.

In a 25-minute speech at the SAG-AFTRA Foun­da­tion’s Pa­tron of the Artists Awards in Bev­erly Hills, she de­scribed her “men­tal health cri­sis” that prompted her to seek pro­fes­sional help af­ter be­com­ing over­whelmed by work com­mit­ments.

“I be­gan to no­tice that I would stare off into space and black out for sec­onds or min­utes,” Gaga said.

“I would see flashes of things I was tor­mented by, ex­pe­ri­ences that were filed away in my brain with ‘I’ll deal with you later’.”

She said her strug­gles “later mor­phed into phys­i­cal chronic pain”.

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