Gomez has additionally let or not it’s identified that the street to feeling higher could be lengthy and stuffed with twists and turns.
“Final yr, I used to be struggling mentally and emotionally and I wasn’t in a position to keep all stored up and collectively,” Gomez mentioned whereas accepting the McLean Award, given to those that have furthered the general public’s understanding of psychiatric sickness and psychological well being, on the Massachusetts hospital’s annual gala in September 2019. “I wasn’t in a position to hold a smile or to maintain issues trying regular. It felt like all of my ache and my anxiousness washed over me suddenly and it was one of many scariest moments of my life.”
“I sought assist and the medical doctors had been in a position to give me a transparent prognosis,” she continued. “The second I obtained that data, I truly felt equal components of terrified and relieved. Terrified, clearly, as a result of that veil was lifted, however relieved that I had the information of why I had suffered for therefore a few years with despair and anxiousness.”
Noting how grateful she was for the assist system at McLean, Gomez added, “Though this doesn’t imply that it has all gone away, I can say that after a yr of lots of intense work, that I’m happier, I’m more healthy and I am in command of my feelings and ideas greater than I’ve ever been.”