She was interviewed by fellow Disney alumnus Miley as part of her IGTV series, Bright Minded.
During this 20-minute segment, two friends took the opportunity to reconnect, since they had not spent much time together since they left Disney. When Cyrus asked how Selena had been processing the coronavirus pandemic, the conversation led to mental health.
Selena revealed that she had recently visited Massachusetts’ McLean Hospital, which is one of the leading mental health facilities in the country. “After years of going through a lot of different things, I realized hat I was bipolar,” Gomez said.
“I was equal parts terrified and relieved – terrified because the veil was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered from various depressions and anxieties for so many years.”
“I never had full awareness or answers about this condition. When I have more information, it actually helps me; it doesn’t scare me once I know it,” she added.