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Lady Gaga aiming to "break stigma" of youth mental health

Lady Gaga wants to remove the stigma surrounding youths and mental health.

As previously reported, the singer's Born This Way Foundation is teaming up with a number of charities and organisations to give her young concert-goers the chance to speak about mental health issues.

Gaga is touring the US early next year and she is taking with her the Born Brave Bus Tour, which will allow kids aged 13-25 to talk to counsellors and gain access to mental health resources.

Speaking in a series of Twitter updates, Gaga said that she wants to give youths "real help" and remove the "stigma" surrounding the issue. She said:

"For those wondering about the "counseling" at the BTWBall BornBrave pre-show, it will be a fun tailgating experience for monsters to unite. At the #BornBraveBus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends."

The 'Born This Way' singer continued: "#BornBraveBus there will also be food and games, @djws and @ladystarlightny will DJ with host @BREEDLOVENYC to keep the experience fun. #BornBraveBus Is a place where mental health + depression are taken seriously w/ no judgement, FREE real help available to all #BraverWorld. I feel like most kids don't look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom + I wanted to break the stigmas around "help" and make it fun."




Watch Gaga talk about the Born This Way Foundation below:


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