'The Work Is So Hard,' Ariana Grande says of ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
Taking care of your mental health is not anything to be ashamed of. That was Ariana Grande's message in an Instagram post she posted on Sunday (May 2) to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month.
"Here's to ending the stigma around mental health and normalizing seeking support," Grande captioned a mini gallery of text slides about the subject. "Healing isn't always simple, enjoyable, or fast, but we're here, and we have to make this time as safe, happy, and beautiful as possible. The job is difficult, but we are capable and deserving of it. I'm giving you a lot of love and strength."
Grande said in the second slide that she'll make at least one post a week in May to speak about mental health problems in order to help de-stigmatize the problem. The seven slides also provide mental health and drug abuse services, such as postpartum care and the Veterans Crisis Line, as well as the Black Mental Health Alliance, The Trevor Project, and others.
Grande, whose "Save Your Tears" remix with The Weeknd recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, has previously spoken about her mental health. She spoke to British Vogue in June 2018 about her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the May 2017 bombing at her Manchester, England, concert. The attack resulted in the deaths of 22 people and the injuries of hundreds more.
"It's a real thing," she said when she was diagnosed with PTSD. "I know those families and my fans, and everyone there has been through a lot as well." The most important factor is time."
She also spoke about her anxiety struggles in the same interview. " She admitted, "I've always had anxiety." "I've never really talked about it since I assumed everybody had it, but it was the worst it's ever been when I got home from tour."