Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers from PTSD, Launches #ShareKindness Experience

Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers from PTSD, Launches #ShareKindness Experience

The singer shares one of her "deepest secrets," says "kindness is the best way" to heal.

The singer shares one of her "deepest secrets," says "kindness is the best way" to heal.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Today, the Today show and the Born This Way Foundation, helmed by Lady Gaga and her mom, announced the #ShareKindness Experience, a pop-up activation at the famed 30 Rock Center.

As part of the partnership, Gaga sat down with the show to talk about her recent visit to the Ali Forney Center, a shelter for homeless LGBT youth, and her revelation that she suffers from PTSD.

“I’ve never told anyone that before, so here we are,” she says after the announcement, adding, “The kindness that's been shown to me by doctors, as well as my family, and my friends—it's really saved my life. I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way."

The #ShareKindness Experience pop-up offers four different initiatives to spread some of that soul healing kindness: 1) Decorating a lunch bag for Kids Food Basket, which provides meals to needy students. 2) Making a card for a stranger, which will be distributed by the Red Cross’ Holidays for Heroes program and Cards for Hospitalized Kids. 3) Posting pictures from the on-site picture booth and tagging #ShareKindness. 4) Making a financial donation of any size that will be distributed amongst the Ali Forney Center, Food Bank of Southern New Jersey, YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Team Rubicon, and Charity: Water.

The Born This Way Foundation hopes to reach a million acts of kindness through the month of December. The pop-up is open today through December 23, from 10AM to 6PM, at 30 Rockefeller Center.

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