One of our favorite things about Camila Cabello is how open she is with her fans, and how she's always sharing some of the best words of wisdom and advice for every situation. She has even freely opened up about her struggles with anxiety, and now she's sharing even more about how she gets through tough times. In her latest interview with Latina, the former Fifth Harmony singer shared exactly when she knew her health was becoming an issue for her.
"Late 2015 and the beginning of 2016, I had terrible OCD, and it was just totally out of control. I would wake up with a super-accelerated heartbeat and really negative, intrusive, compulsive thoughts. I was so inside my head, and I didn’t know what was happening," Camila said. "I totally understand now – being in it – why there shouldn’t be such a stigma on mental illness because it’s a pretty common thing for people."
"But you can get help. If you’re dedicated to making it better, you can – because I’m in a much better place now," she added. "I started reading books about it, and it really helped a lot when I understood [the illness], and that [the thoughts I was having] weren’t real. Sometimes you have to remind yourself to slow down and take care of yourself."
Camila also shared that her mom helped her get through so many of her difficult times.
"My mom is my best friend, I can tell her anything. Because she’s gone through so much in her life, she knows what’s important and what’s not," she said. "I feel like in the industry, there are beautiful, amazing things. But the only thing that I love about this is making music. Everything else can be very empty and very draining, soulless. My mom’s always been good about leading me to what’s real."
We're so proud of her for speaking out about her health, because her story is sure to help so many people going through similar situations.
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