Lady Gaga, mental illness, and you
Lady Gaga, mental illness, and you

Recently, pop superstar Lady Gaga opened up about her struggles with mental illness. Gaga, who struggles with PTSD, offered a few tips on how to manage when things seem difficult:

  • Meditation. According to a recent study, meditation can alter your brain's grey matter, improving memory, empathy, and sense of self.
  • Support from loved ones. If you find yourself struggling, being with people who understand you--whether that's family, friends, or even a therapist--can be monumentally helpful.
  • Medication. Meds have gotten a bad rep over the years, but they can actually be incredibly helpful! Talk to a psychiatrist if you think medication may be beneficial to you.

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There is no evidence that meditation is helpful.