Selena Gomez Talks Mental Health ‘Exercises’

Selena Gomez talked about her own work with her mental health in a Q&A she moderated with Good Time director Josh Safdie and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard over the weekend, ET reports.

The 25-year-old singer first explained why she was the one leading the conversation and her remarkable friendship with the two director and producer.

“A lot of you probably don’t know why I’m here. I actually don’t know why I’m here either, but these guys are really cool,” she began. “A little while ago I was actually on bed rest, and it’s probably the worst time to watch Heaven Knows What or the best time, depending on your mental state. I ended up becoming extremely fascinated with the boys and kind of forced them to become my friend a little bit.”

Director Safdie noted, “People might not know this, but Selena’s an avid movie devourer. She will just devour a movie and watch, like, a [Brian] De Palma movie like four or five times a day.”

The pop star got candid about her own work to stay healthy when asked about the origins of some of the intense characters.

“For me, personally, I really liked the mental aspect of it, because I’ve done a lot of those exercises that you put in,” she explained. “So, the beginning of the movie stuck with me because I actually… I’m very open, it’s not really a secret, but I for sure have talked about that, and I’ve done a lot of those exercises.”

Gomez opened up to InStyle magazine about her treatment for depression earlier this month.

“I go to therapy. I believe in that and talking about where you are,” she shared. “But I’m in a really, really healthy place.”

The “It Ain’t Me” singer made a buzz in 2016 when she canceled her “Revival” tour and checked into rehab. She told the magazine that getting help was “the best thing” she could have done at that time.

“I had no phone, nothing, and I was scared. But it was amazing and I learned a lot,” she revealed during the interview.

“I was in the countryside and never did my hair; I took part in equine therapy, which is so beautiful. And it was hard, obviously. But I knew what my heart was saying, and I thought, ‘OK, I think this has helped me become stronger for other people.'”