Lady Gaga won three awards at last week’s Grammys and used her spotlight to address an issue that’s near and dear to her heart.
It always is something different from Lady Gaga being in the spotlight and it was not different this year at Grammys too. She spoke about Mental health awareness & how you can help yourself and others
Lady Gaga’s emotional speech at Grammy’s highlighted the true fact about mental health issues that so many people struggle with and getting no help when they desperately need. “I’m so proud to be a part of this movie that addresses mental health issues,” she said, referring to her role in “A Star is born.” “They’re so important. A lot of artists deal with that, and we’ve got to take care of each other.”
What she highlighted in her speech was also that it’s only the artists that struggle with mental health. According to WHO, conducted for the NCMH (National Care Of Medical Health), states that at least 6.5 percent of the Indian population suffers from some form of the serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences. Though there are effective measures and treatments, there is an extreme shortage of mental health workers like psychologists, psychiatrists, and doctors.
“If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away,” Gaga continued. “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.”
The award-winning spoken about mental illness from her own personal experiences.
Gaga’s character in “A Star is born” highlights her being in a relationship with an alcoholic who is struggling with depression and ultimately dies by committing suicide. Singer-turned-actress has openly spoken about her mental illness in interviews and other speeches.
Twitter was kind enough to thank her for her contribution for giving her best performance both on-screen and off-screen:
— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2019
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 11, 2019
— sangeet shiv (@sangeethshiv) February 12, 2019
I stan Lady Gaga for that #Grammys speech on mental health. She said & it goes out to each & every single person,
"And if you’re hurting, even if 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" pic.twitter.com/wrZENJCSCA
— #DiaryOfNasawali (@nasawali_phame) February 11, 2019