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Oprah asks Lady Gaga what kept her from getting up during adversity in her career and personal life. Gaga tells Oprah that her fans, and medication—taken by the direction of a medical professional—helped her tremendously.
Upload Date: Mar 19, 2021
Oprah asks Lady Gaga what kept her from getting up during adversity in her career and personal life. Gaga tells Oprah that her fans, and medication—taken by the direction of a medical professional—helped her tremendously. According to Gaga, her medication and multiple forms of cognitive therapy have helped her become a survivor who wants to bring positive change to the rest of the world.
Yeah. What kept you getting up? All of you? Mhm. Okay. And women like you, Faith, Inspiration, hope. And I also have to say I have to say and I know that this is controversial in a lot of ways, but medicine really helped me and I I think a lot of people are afraid of medicine for their brains to help them. And I really want to just raise the stigma around this because I am sick of saying it over and over and over again. And also, by the way, if your primary care doctor is prescribing you an antidepressant, this should not be happening. Your primary care doctor should be introducing you to a psychiatrist who is an expert in brain medication. And what What moves me so much in this space and why I want to work so heavily and much more thoroughly through it in the future is that not everybody has access to these things. And not everybody has the money for these things. And I want the money for it. I want the best doctors in the world and I want us to understand the brain and all get on the same page. about it so that Gen z does not have to deal with this the way that we are right now, mental health is a crisis. And so medication has helped you medications helped me tremendously. I mean, I I take an anti psychotic. I'm in the 1.4 percentile of people that do. Um, But if you didn't take that medicine, what would happen? What would your life be like? Um, I would I would spiral a spiral very frequently and I would spasm in my sleep. Wow. So are you able to remain creative in the midst of the pain? Yes. Really? Yes. And that has come from both medicine therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, CBT therapy, CBT therapy. Yes. And also, it's come through something that I learned through DVT, which is called radical acceptance. I am sitting here with arguably the most powerful woman on the planet. Thank you. Thank you. And I have radically accepted that I will put my shame in a box all the way over there and make it very small. Mm. And say to myself, I have mental health issues. I take a lot of medication to stay on board. and I'm a survivor and I'm living and I'm thriving and I'm strong and I'm going to take all my life experiences, and I'm going to share them with the world and make it a better place. Which is what we've been talking about today that you can't move forward with anything in your life.