Ariana Grande has encouraged fans to be open with their mental health issues in a new post to reflect on Mental Health Awareness Month.
Sharing a series of slides on the topic on Instagram, Grande wrote, “Here’s to ending the stigma around mental health and normalizing the asking for help.
“Healing is not linear, fun, quick, or not at all easy, but we are here and we need to be committed to making this time as healthy, peaceful and beautiful as possible. the work is so hard but we can do it and are worth it. send so much love and strength.
In a second slide, Grande explained that she would share at least one post per week in May to reduce mental health stigma.
The remaining seven slides included a selection of mental health and addiction helplines and resources, including Black Mental Health Alliance, The Trevor Project, Veterans Crisis Line, and postpartum support.
Grande has previously discussed her own mental health issues, admitting she suffered from PTSD following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017.
The event saw a suicide bomber detonate a homemade bomb as people left the show, killing 22 people and injuring 59.
“It is difficult to talk about it because so many people have suffered such serious and enormous losses. But, yeah, it’s a real thing, ”she said British Vogue.
“I know these families and my fans, and everyone over there has also experienced a lot,” she added. “Time is the most important thing.
“I feel like I shouldn’t even talk about my own experience – like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.
Meanwhile, Grande recently teamed up with The Weeknd on a remix of the latter’s “Save Your Tears”.