Aug. 31, 2016

With announcement, Selena Gomez highlights mental health impact of lupus

News broke yesterday that Selena Gomez is taking a break from her world tour due to ‘anxiety, panic attacks, and depression’ associated with lupus.

Many people with lupus face these challenges, which are commonly caused by the emotional drain from the stress of coping with the complications of physical illness.

If you're interested in learning more about depression and lupus—what causes it and what you can do—read our health education resource "Can lupus cause depression?"

We applaud Selena Gomez for taking the time to take care of herself and highlighting this common, yet misunderstood aspect of coping with chronic illness.