Lady Gaga and Mental Health @ The 2019 Grammys
As a decorated Grammy and Golden Globe-winning entertainer, Lady Gaga and Mental Health rumbled the stage last night as she accepted her first of many awards at the Grammy Award Ceremony. During her award, she took the time to address a serious issue that is plaguing our county- mental health. Before we look at the impact of her words, who is Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga burst on the scene in the late 2000’s as a pop sensation with multiple singles topping the US charts. She continued her success in the music industry while also breaking into the cinema world, most recently in A Star is Born. The film has generated a lot of conversation over the last year, particularly concerning mental health and substance abuse. As her fame has grown, Lady Gaga has been an outspoken voice for those dealing with internal demons, even citing her own episodes of sexual abuse.
At the 2019 Grammy’s, Lady Gaga accepted the award for her song Shallow in A Star is Born. With tears in her eyes, she expressed sincere gratitude to God and her family for their continued support and strength. She continued, “I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important. And a lot of artists deal with that, and we’ve got to take care of each other.”
Her peers related to her words as many nodded in agreement. She added, “So if you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.” Lady Gaga and mental health will be a staple moving forward in 2019 for the recovery community.
Her heart-felt speech struck home with many dealing with addiction and mental health, as the disease can manifest in extreme isolation, loneliness, and uniqueness. Lady Gaga reminds us that we are not meant to go through these trials alone, and that healing can begin by taking the first step of asking for help.
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