Kesha has long been vocal about her recovery from her eating disorder. And although it has been a difficult road for her, the singer has come a long way.
But before she got help, she went through many low points filled with depression, anxiety, and guilt.
In a recent essay, Kesha focused specifically on how difficult the holidays were for her before she got help. She wrote,
“In so many ways, the holidays can throw you off your game — and that can shake you. When you have a routine, it’s easier to manage whatever mental struggles you may be faced with, and when that routine is broken, it can trigger things you may not be ready to face.”
It was actually her struggle during the holidays that motivated Kesha to get help in the first place.
“It was during the holidays when I hit a low moment and with the help of my mother decided to seek help for my eating disorder.”
The low point Kesha is referring to included hiding her purging and uneaten meals from family and friends and physically shaking from sickness.
She previously told Rolling Stone,
“I didn’t know how to even eat. At that point, I’d forgotten how to do it.”
Since going to rehab and getting the help she needed, Kesha is stronger than ever. And more importantly, she has the tools to manage her mental health.
It can be really difficult for those struggling with depression, bipolar, anxiety, and eating disorders to find the right ways to keep their mental health in check. For Kesha, that means meditation apps like Calm, therapy, and taking time for herself. She even has a new mantra: “It’s not selfish to take time for yourself.”
Now that Kesha is on the road to recovery, she’s partnered with the National Eating Disorder Association to help spread awareness about the disease.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.