Lady Gaga recently exposed one of her most long hidden secrets of all to the public. The celebrity revealed that she suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and that she was raped back when she was 19 years old.
Her declaration was made towards a crowd of the younger LGBT community in New York City. During her visit at Harlem’s Aly Forney Center, which encompasses homeless LGBT members in their youth, clothing, gifts and donuts were brought along by her to donate.
The aim was to create a firmer collaboration with her own foundation “Born This Way,” and the NBC morning show.
It was there that she made her monumental speech and revealed details about her personal life of when she was raped back at the age of 19, and due to that traumatic event, has allowed her to relate to others sufferings.
“My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others, I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness. I suffer from PTSD. I’ve never told that to anyone before, so here we are.” Lady Gaga stated.
The most efficient method Lady Gaga claims to have an effect in majorly assisting her stress was the practice of meditation.
A session of meditation was even done with the young individuals just to give them an idea of how helpful it can be.
Regarding to her meditation practice, she stated that “Meditation helps me to calm down. I don’t have the same kinds of issues that you have, but I have a mental illness and I struggle with that mental illness every day so I need my mantra to help keep me relaxed.”
Secret for Years
Lady Gaga claims that she kept her secret of being raped undisclosed for about seven years, and tweeted “Today I shared one my deepest secrets w/ the world.
Secrets keep you sick w/ shame.” Lady Gaga expressed on the matter that it was due to the kindness and support she received from her friends, family and doctors that helped in saving her life.
On the other hand, Carl Siciliano, the founder and Executive Director of the center Lady Gaga made the speech had this to say.
“Lady Gaga has always been extraordinarily supportive of the LGBT community. She was remarkably unguarded, open and available to each individual young person.”