Selena Gomez In Mental Health Facility After Emotional Breakdown

October 11, 2018

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It's been reported that one out of four adults in the US suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder within a given year. Thankfully, people are being more open with their struggles and that is helping others to seek help. 

Mental Illness impacts people of all races, genders, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. More and more celebrities are speaking out about what they've gone through on their personal quest to get better. Selena Gomez has shared stories about her personal battles with her mental health and status after having a kidney transplant in 2016. 

According to multiple sources, Selena had a health scare late last month that landed her in the hospital. She was emotionally despondent after alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant. After a few days in the hospital, she was released but entered the hospital again when the low white blood cell count did not resolve. 

TMZ has reported that she had an "emotional breakdown" when she was told that she could not leave the hospital and began ripping the IVs out of her arm. After the incident, Selena was taken to a mental health facility on the East coast. 

Last month Selena announced she was taking a break from social media. 

Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.

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Shen was getting a lot of negative comments because of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber and they were taking their toll. She also mentioned she's been battling depression for the last five years. Hopefully, some time away from the lime light and getting treatment will help her get into a better place mentally.