Many people love Lady Gaga because of her uniqueness and individuality and there are others who do not care for her at all. Most of what is known about the singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress, and philanthropist comes from her absurd lyrics and outrageous dress on stage. However, never judge a book by its cover because there is another side to the American born pop star.
Lady Gaga has a passion for helping kids who are struggling. She has become a pop spokesperson for the importance of discussing—and treating—mental health issues. Now the singer has announced a new plan to provide free counseling before concerts on her current tour. The counseling will take place on the tour’s Born Brave Bus and will be part of a tailgating experience that includes food, games, and DJs.
Lady Gaga might be weird, but she has a good heart
Many believe that her manner of approaching mental health care is more than a bit incongruous but that just fuels the fire for Gaga even more. On her Twitter account she explained, “I feel like most kids don’t look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom + I wanted to break the stigmas around ‘help’ and make it fun.” She also wrote, “Born Brave Bus is a place where mental health + depression are taken seriously w/ no judgment, FREE real help available to all.”
Gaga will only be facilitating the sessions and she has no way of knowing if kids will take her up on her offer but says that fans can expect “professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends.” Gaga has been open in the past with fans about her own personal struggles with eating disorders and she is an activist for bullying.
It’s good to see a celeb doing something other than drugs
Maybe Gaga is on to something here. Seeking help for mental health issues can be quite frightening and this is often the reason many put it off. Gaga’s approach will make the first step easier. For many, this can create a whole new beginning.