Selena Gomez: I may not ‘ever overcome’ depression and anxiety

Selena Gomez is focusing on her health this year. The “Wolves” singer, who recently completed a treatment program for mental wellness, opened up about her ongoing battle with depression and anxiety in a new interview.

“Anyone who knows me knows I will always start with my health and my well-being,” Gomez, 25, said in her March 2018 cover story for Harper’s Bazaar. “I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome. There won’t be a day when I’m like, ‘Here I am in a pretty dress — I won!’ I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m OK with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else.”

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The 13 Reasons Why executive producer explained that because she is putting her health first, she is taking her time with the follow-up to her 2015 album, Revival. “I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place,” she said. “My next album has been forever in the making. When people ask me why, I’m honest about it: It’s because I haven’t been ready. I mean, point-blank, I don’t feel confident enough in where my music is yet. If that takes 10 years, then it takes 10 years. I don’t care. Right now I just want to be super intentional with all of the things I’m doing.”

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2017 American Music Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 19/11/2017 ? Selena Gomez. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Selena Gomez poses at the Billboard Women in Music awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Selena Gomez attends the WE Day event in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Singer Selena Gomez poses at the third annual InStyle Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
QUEBEC CITY, QC - JULY 11: Selena Gomez performs at Festival D'ete De Quebec on July 11, 2016 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: Singer Selena Gomez performs at Staples Center on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Singer Selena Gomez performs at Barclays Center on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 11: Singer Selena Gomez performs onstage during her 'Revival' tour at SAP Center on May 11, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 29: Selena Gomez attends 'The Fundamentals Of Caring' Portraits during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Acura Studio on January 29, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Selena Gomez arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Selena Gomez arrives to Hotel Chantelle on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Selena Gomez seen on the streets of Times Square on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Selena Gomez seen on the streets of Manhattan on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - MAY 06: Actress/singer Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 Resort Collection shown at a private residence on May 6, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)
CANCUN, MEXICO - JUNE 14: Actress Selena Gomez attends the 'Hotel Transylvania 2' photo call during Summer Of Sony Pictures Entertainment 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Cancun on June 14, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. #SummerOfSonyPictures (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist/actress Selena Gomez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer/Actress Selena Gomez attends the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Selena Gomez attends the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Gomez arrives for the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring film director Quentin Tarantino and artist Barbara Kruger in Los Angeles on November 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Gomez arrives for the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring film director Quentin Tarantino and artist Barbara Kruger in Los Angeles on November 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actress Selena Gomez attends the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actresses Felicity Huffman (L) and Selena Gomez attend the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
US actress and singer Selena Gomez attends the Carine Roitfeld Party in Paris, on September 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singers Lorde, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at the Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 22: Selena Gomez, actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador welcomes audience during 'We Day Vancouver' at Rogers Arena on October 22, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Actress Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on October 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Le Segretain/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Selena Gomez attends the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party Hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Selena Gomez attends the Selena Gomez Adidas NEO Label Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Waterfront on September 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Selena Gomez arrives at the FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 29: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Behaving Badly' at ArcLight Hollywood on July 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 26: Selena Gomez performs at the Phillips Arena on October 26, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 26: Selena Gomez performs at the Phillips Arena on October 26, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Selena Gomez attends the 'Spring Breakers' Photocall during the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Casino on September 5, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on February 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
RADIO DISNEY - Selena Gomez joined Radio Disney in studio to kick off its 15th Birthday celebration with a fun-filled Take Over with Ernie D, which included an acoustic performance of her new single 'Who Says.' (Photo by Rick Rowell/Disney Channel via Getty Images)SELENA GOMEZ
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the 2011 InStyle/Warner Brothers Golden Globes Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE - 'Zeke Finds Out' - After Zeke attempts a magic trick and fails, Alex uses her powers to make him think he is a real magician. But the gesture backfires when Zeke really believes he is a wizard, in a new episode of 'Wizards of Waverly Place,' premiering FRIDAY, APRIL 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. (Photo by Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images)SELENA GOMEZ, JAKE T. AUSTIN
Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 5, 2011. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Selena Gomez poses at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 5, 2011. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA- DECEMBER 12: Selena Gomez arrives at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum on December 12, 2010 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE - 'Alex Charms a Boy' - Alex finds her new boyfriend Mason, a transfer student from England, perfect in every way except for his artistic vision. She casts a spell on Mason, so that she becomes the inspiration for all the art he creates in their school art class, in 'Wizards of Waverly Place,' premiering FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. (Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/Disney Channel via Getty Images) SELENA GOMEZ
Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards at Armand Hammer Museum on October 11, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 14: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'High School Musical 2' at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort on August 14, 2007 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 26: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the ABC Summer Press Tour Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Actress Selena Gomez attends the '18th Annual A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival' to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Wadsworth Theater Veteran Administration Lawn on June 10, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 2: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Sony Pictures Premiere of 'Surfs Up' on June 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images)
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Gomez also opened up to the publication about drawing the line between her public and private life, particularly on Instagram, where she boasts a record-breaking 133 million followers. “I have a complex relationship with Instagram, to say the least,” she admitted. “It has given me a voice amid all the noise of people trying to narrate my life for me. … The only thing that worries me is how much value people our age place on social media. It’s an incredible platform, but in a lot of ways it’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important.”

A source exclusively told Us Weekly earlier this month that the “Bad Liar” singer, who received a kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raisa last summer, voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility in New York City for a two-week program in January. “She always wants to be proactive,” the insider said. “She’s had a lot going on the last few months and she wanted to clear her mind and thought this was the way to do it. She loved it. She will be back at some point during the year.”

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