Lady Gaga to Offer Free Mental Health Counseling Before Concerts

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Pop concerts and therapy don’t usually go together… unless you’re Lady Gaga.

The singer just announced that attendees at her Born This Way shows will have the opportunity to get free counseling during the pre-show, courtesy of the “Born Brave Bus.”

“It will be a fun tailgating experience for monsters to unite,” Gaga told her Facebook fans. “[Concert goers] will have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school and friends.”

Gaga continued: “The BornBrave Bus is a place where mental health and depression are taken seriously with no judgement, FREE real help available to all. I feel like most kids don’t look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom and I wanted to break the stigmas around ‘help’ and make it fun.”

The initiative is part of Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, an organization she founded in 2011 “to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.”

We’re inspired to see such a mainstream figure focusing on mental health for young people. What do you think?

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  1. I love the idea. I do hope that there are accredited counselors available. I do question whether or not after care would be there for those who need it. But this does provide a community involvement in problems affecting young people.
    Barbara altman, author of Recovering from Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis