LADY Gaga has no problem living her truth – and revealing it.
While he won the Patron of Artists Awards of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for the third time on Thursday evening in Beverly Hills, the A star Is Born Actor urged Hollywood to provide better psychiatric care for people in the entertainment industry.
Her righteous comments came when her house was threatened by rapidly spreading fires that reportedly destroyed the homes of other celebrities, including Caitlyn Jenner.
In a nearly 25-minute speech, she explained her own "psychological crisis," which prompted her to seek professional help after being overwhelmed with work commitments.
"I noticed that I was staring into space and would fail for seconds or minutes," Gaga recalls.
"I would see lightning fast things that tormented me. Experiences left in my brain: "I'll deal with you later," because my brain has protected me, as science teaches us. These were also symptoms of dissociation and PTSD, and I did not have a mental health support team. "
She explained that her struggles "later turned into chronic physical pain, fibromyalgia, panic attacks, acute trauma reactions and debilitating mental spirals that included suicidal thoughts and masochistic behavior."
Gaga, open to survivors of sexual assault, suggested that SAG-AFTRA, as a partner of its Born The Way Foundation, implement mental health programs for union members. She even said that she would make an indefinite donation to start the initiative.
"I wish it had provided a system to protect and guide me, a system that would enable me to say no to the things I felt necessary, a system that would enable me to To keep me from working toxic environments with people who are seriously questionable, "Gaga said.
"There were days when I had problems or could not make it and I do not want that for other artists or anyone."
She ended her remarks with the statement, "Let's change the damned world!". Calling mental health a "crisis of epic proportions," she said, "We need to bring mental health to light, sharing our stories so that global mental health no longer lingers and festers in the dark."
"It's dangerous, and we know that because, among other things, shootings and violence took place. Recently, in Thousand Oaks, a veteran who was believed to have suffered from an untreated posttraumatic stress disorder was reported to be a mental health problem, "she added.
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