Lady Gaga describes her PTSD-torture & # 39; while urging Hollywood to provide better mental health care
Lady Gaga detailed her mental health & crisis & # 39; in a moving speech at a gala in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
The singer was honored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation during the Patron Of The Artists Awards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts.
Nobody to hide her own struggle spurred the 32-year-old actress and singer Hollywood to provide better mental health to people in the entertainment industry.
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Glowing star: Lady Gaga, 32, looked radiant at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation event where she was honored on Thursday at the Patron Of The Artists Awards in Beverly Hills
In a speech of nearly 25 minutes Gaga described her own crisis & # 39; who led her to seek professional help after she was overwhelmed by work obligations.
I began to notice that in seconds or minutes I stared into space and darkened, she recalled, according to Variety.
I would see flashes of things that I was tormented by, experiences that had been put in my head with & # 39; I'll treat you later, because my brain protected me, as science teaches us.
& # 39; These were also symptoms of disassociation and PTSD and I did not have a team that supported mental health care.
Beautiful in organza: the actress-singer, 32, wore a nude strapless dress that showed her split, her hair tightly in a bun sweeping and accentuated her properties with make-up
Pretty pink: she proudly showed her long flowing dress
This changed later into physical chronic pain, fibromyalgia, panic attacks, acute trauma reactions and debilitating mental spirals that included suicidal thoughts and masochistic behavior. & # 39;
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, now deals with her problem and delighted her fans by making her feature début this year in A Star Is Born. Directed by and co-starring Bradley Copper, it is the fourth time that the classic story has been re-created
Gaga glowed in a nude strapless dress showing her split, sweeping her hair back into a bun and accentuating her features with make-up.
Because the event took place just 30 miles from the massive shooting in a country western club at Thousand Oaks, she urged the audience to create a more friendly world by destigmatising mental health problems.
Dynamic duo: she was honored alongside Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford, 76
Trophy girl: Gaga had a big smile on her face when she posed with Happy Days alum Henry Winkler, 73, with her prize
Snuggling up: she shared an intimate moment with her A Star Is Born co-star Sam Elliott, 74, after she had accepted her prize
We are faced with a crisis of epic proportions, & # 39; Gaga said. & # 39; We are in the midst of a global crisis in the field of mental health.
& # 39; I needed help. I wish there was a system set up to allow me to say no to toxic work environments and people with questionable behavior, "she said. I wish I had you when I was 19. & # 39;
Gaga then explained the recent tragic events when she said: & # 39; The negative news and the tragedies are non-stop and overwhelming. Let's make kindness overwhelming. & # 39;
Respect: Sam presented her with the prize because she gave him a big kiss on the cheek
Send a message: Because the event took place just 30 kilometers from the massive shooting in a country western club in Thousand Oaks, she urged the audience to create a friendlier world by destigmatising mental health problems
The talented star was presented with its award by actor Sam Elliott, 74, who has a large share in A Star Is Born.
The duo shared a warm embrace where their friendly affection was evident to each other.
Leading legend: Harrison, who starred in iconic franchises such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, wore a beard and a mustache when he appeared in the bash
Together again: Harrison also got his moment at the microphone after he was introduced by Ryan Gosling, his co-star in Blade Runner 2049 last year
The ceremony also honored Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford, 76.
Harrison, who played a leading role in iconic franchises, including Star Wars and Indiana Jones, wore a beard and a mustache at the bash.
The elderly guest of honor had his hair colored completely white, looking for a classically fashionable ensemble in the form of a black suit, a black tie and a white shirt.
Harrison – who had an affair with his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher during the filming of the first film of the franchise, as she revealed in her memoirs – also wore black shoes.
So handsome: Alison Brie posed next to her fellow sitcom star Tony Hale, who cut a rambunctious figure into a night blue suit and left his top button open
Worry: Kristen Chenoweth, star of stage and screen, tied her distinctive platinum blonde hair into a ponytail and pulled a sparkling dress from floor to length
He also got his moment at the microphone after he was introduced by Hollywood-hunk Ryan Gosling, 37, who played with Harrison in the Blade Runner 2049 last year.
Spike Lee, a legendary filmmaker whose latest film BlacKk Klansman bowed in August, also got a trophy in the evening.
Others at the event were Dave Franco & # 39; s actress, wife Alison Brie, 35; Veep star Tony Hale, 48; The alum of Happy Days Henry Winkler, 73; Geoffrey Owens from The Cosby Show, 57; singer Adam Lambert, 36; actor John David Washington, 34; The Graves Diaries & # 39; Cat Graham, 29; film, TV and Broadway star Kristen Chenowith, 50; and Oscar winning director Guillermo Del Toro, 54.
She looks great: Kat Graham was pretty purple and chose a powder version of that color for her dress and a darker shade for her chic lipstick
Specs appeal: Spike Lee, a legendary filmmaker whose latest film BlacKk Klansman arched in August, also received a trophy that night