Selena Gomez has come a long way since her "Barney" days with Demi Lovato. From being a Disney darling to becoming a pop icon and one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram, it's safe to say that Selena Gomez is at the top of her game. However, it's not all bright and peachy for the "Bad Liar" singer. In fact, a couple of years ago, she canceled her tour and announced that she needed to take some time off and to deal with some health issues. During that time, her health issues were not really disclosed to the public, but most of her fans speculated that it had something to do with the stress brought about by her busy schedule.

Her breakup with Justin Bieber was also one of the biggest headlines in the music industry and was suspected to be one of the causes for Gomez' withdrawal from the public eye. Fast forward to now and it looks like the tables have turned in favor of Selena Gomez. At 25 years old, she is one of the biggest chart toppers in the international music scene, in a happy relationship with The Weeknd and is also dealing with her health issues like a pro.

Battling depression and anxiety

If there's anything commendable about Selena Gomez, aside from her stunning visuals and vocal prowess, it's her candidness and her ability to get real with her fans. The 25-year old singer has never been ashamed to admit that last year, she spent three months inside a treatment center in Tennesee to deal with her Depression And Anxiety.

Gone are the days when celebrities who show weakness in their mental health are mocked and ridiculed. In this age, celebrities like Selena Gomez, who get real with their depression and anxiety problems are welcomed by their fans with open arms and even seem to gain more popularity. Ironically, her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, seems to be pulling a Selena Gomez these past few days, as he canceled his "Purpose" tour to spend some time away from the public to pursue a sustainable lifestyle.

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Working around a dysfunctional industry

According to InStyle, Selena Gomez admitted that her exposure to show business at such a young age might have attributed to her mental health problems. Apparently, the fame and fortune were all too much for a young, innocent girl like her and everything just went spiraling out of control at one point of her life.

However, she has obviously picked up the broken pieces and is stronger and fiercer than ever. The three months she spent in the rehab may have been so helpful and currently, Selena Gomez is inspiring her fans all over the world to be real and embrace their weaknesses, face their fears and turn it into strengths.