Kesha Long has been outspoken about dealing with various mental health challenges — even when her struggles have become very intense.
“I went through this crazy psychedelic spiritual experience amidst anxiety … It was pure anxiety,” the “Tik Tok” songstress, 36, told Apple Music 1 zen lowe During the interview on Wednesday, May 24. “My brain felt, like, I thought maybe it was a process of having a psychotic break or something. But then once I started leaning into it, I was like, ‘Okay, this is happening, so I What am I going to do about it?’
Kesha — who wrote about her “Eat the Acid” single — recalled a “completely psychedelic” trip that initiated her embrace of spirituality.
“I’m a triple Pisces, I like weird, unexplainable, spiritual, supernatural things,” said the California native. “So after this happened to me, I went down a total… rabbit hole [of] Just the paranormal and different spirituality, different things that people believe in. I’m just trying to read about it as I think we are all talking about the same thing.
Kesha previously revealed that she suffers from “a lot of things” including anxiety and depression.
“I’ve struggled with a lot of things, including anxiety and depression. It’s not easy finding the strength to come forward about those things,” Kesha recalled to Billboard in December 2016. “But maybe, by telling my story, I can help someone else going through a tough time.”
About a year later, the gag order The artist opened up about how her challenges may have risen through the holiday season and shared tips for others in a similar situation.
“In so many ways, the holidays can throw you off your game—and it can shake you up,” she wrote in a November 2017 essay. Time. “When you have a routine, it’s easier to manage any mental struggle you might face, and when that routine is broken, it can trigger things you’re less prepared to face.” Can’t be. I know it is for me. It was during the holidays when I became depressed and decided to seek help for my eating disorder with the help of my mother.
us weekly It was confirmed in January 2014 that Kesha had sought treatment for an eating disorder and would complete a 30-day inpatient program. During her recovery, the singer criticized the music industry’s “unrealistic expectations” regarding the body.
“It made me extremely critical of my body,” the “Prayer” musician said. Elle UK next july. “I felt like people were always lurking, trying to take pictures of me with the intent of putting them online or printing them in magazines and making me look terrible.”
She continued: “I felt like a liar, asking people to love me while I was hating myself and actually hurting my body. I wanted to control those things. Things were beyond my control, but I was controlling the wrong things. I convinced myself that being sick, being thin, was part of my job. It felt safe somehow.
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If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, visit the National Association for Eating Disorders (NEDA) website or call their hotline at (800) 931-2237 to get help.