Selena Gomez Is 'Not Afraid Or Ashamed' To Seek Treatment At A Mental Health Facility

Selena Gomez is making herself her number one priority.

As we reported, the Wolves singer voluntarily checked herself into a New York treatment facility for two weeks in January, where she worked on mental wellness and empowerment.

Additionally, flame Justin Bieber “knew about it and was supportive,” though her decision to seek help “had nothing to do with him.”

On Friday, more details are surfacing about the 25-year-old’s wellness program, and why she decided to check-in.

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According to an ET Online source, the main reason why the actress sought treatment is NOT because she’s “in a bad place,” but because “she knows her health and wellness require ongoing maintenance.” The insider reveals:

“This most recent stint was preventative… She hasn’t relapsed and she’s not in a bad place, quite the opposite. She did this to ensure she continues on a good path. It’s super responsible. More people should be proactive about their health and wellness instead of waiting for something bad to happen.”

In the past, Gomez has often prioritized her career above everything else, and found it difficult to look after herself. With these “little check-ins,” Selena has regained control of her life, and is making sure her health is in good shape.

“Selena isn’t going to run herself into the ground again… These little check-ins are essential to her health. It’s not even recovery, it’s just a way of life. It’s the same thing with her church — that to her is like a weekly check-in.”

While the former Disney starlet did a stint at the Brookhaven Retreat in Tennessee in 2016, she felt it was necessary to seek out another program in 2018 as things in her life “have been piling up since the holidays.”

“She’s not afraid or ashamed to take a step back and ask for help, like she was in the past… Her live-in treatment program in the past was really beneficial for her. It helped her relearn some behaviors and gave her healthy coping mechanisms…. There’s always a lot on Selena’s plate — with her family, career, relationships, health — and all those things have been piling up since the holidays… So now seemed like the perfect time to regroup.”

We are truly so proud of Selena.

[Image via Selena Gomez/Instagram.]

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