Selena Gomez looks happy and healthy during a snow vacation with BFFs in first appearance in months
Selena Gomez is back! She underwent dialectical behavior therapy, to help identify and then change any negative thinking and behavioral patterns following her breakdown.
It has been around two months since Selena Gomez checked in for treatment after she suffered an emotional breakdown while in the hospital. The star is now on vacation with her friends and is looking happier and healthier.
As reported by PEOPLE, her friends Connar Franklin and Bailee Madison posted a bunch of pictures from a snowy vacation showing Selena looking much better. A source shared, "She’s feeling much better and looking forward to getting back to normalcy. She’s spending time with friends and family."
Selena had to be hospitalized twice in October for a low white blood cell count which is a common side effect for kidney transplant patients. On her second hospital visit, she suffered from an emotional breakdown and then headed to a treatment center located on the East Coast. "She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point."
Selena has been battling lupus and had to undergo a kidney transplant as a result, last year. Selena decided to undergo dialectical behavior therapy, which is a therapy method used to help identify, and then change any negative thinking and behavioral patterns. This news came just a few weeks after Selena shared that she would be taking a break from social media.
She took to Instagram to share, "As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember— negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi."
Selena has always been candid about her ongoing battle with lupus and revealed that she had gone through chemotherapy to treat the disease in 2015. Lupus is a condition which causes the immune system to start to attack its own organs and tissues. The disease can affect the whole body in extreme conditions.
She has also spoken about her battle with depression and anxiety and told Harper's Bazaar, "I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome. There won’t be a day when I’m like, ‘Here I am in a pretty dress — I won!’ I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else."