Warning: This article discusses mental health issues.
Your girl Camila Cabello has always been v open about her struggles with mental health, not to glorify the problem, but to spread awareness and help her fans who might also be experiencing similar issues.
In the new issue of Cosmopolitan UK where she graces the cover, the 21-year-old once again addresses her battle with mental health issues.
"OCD is weird. I laugh about it now,” she says. “Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed thinking about something, I’ll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don’t keep thinking about it.”
She continues, “I didn’t know what it was and when I found out, and [learned] how to step back from it, it made me feel so much better. I feel so much more in control of it now. To the point where I’m just like, ‘Aha! OK, this is just my OCD.’ I’ll ask my mom a question for the fourth time, and she’ll be like, ‘That’s OCD. You’ve got to let it go.'”
Props to Cammy for doing her bit to help peeps who are struggling!
If you or someone you know needs help, you can speak confidentially to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day at headspace.org.au or Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800.