Lady Gaga Has A Powerful Message To Teens With Depression And Anxiety

'These kids just want to feel human, but they feel like robots,' she says.

Lady Gaga's known for living out loud, from her iconic outfits to her outspokenness on LGBT rights and bullying. In the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, the "Born This Way" singer opened up out her personal struggle with depression and anxiety, and her commitment to helping young people who may find themselves in similar struggles.

"These kids just want to feel human, but they feel like robots," she told the magazine. "They don’t understand why they’re so sad. There are scientific reasons, which the [Born This Way] foundation researches, why you feel sad when you look at your phone all day."

Gaga got real and personal. "I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day," she said. "I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. This modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That's not human."


In 2012, Lady Gaga launched the Born This Way Foundation, which is committed to "supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world." The org has worked with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and has plans to partner with the Elton John AIDS Foundation.