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Dua Lipa, on social media and mental wellness


Dua Lipa recently spoke with NPR about social media, mental health and believing in what you do.

“Social media can be such an amazing tool and it can be so fun to share things but at the same time it’s almost a breeding ground for hate and anxiety,”

“There was a moment where it actually caused me a lot of grief, like I was being bullied online, it wasn’t very nice.”

“Social media is kind of run on this toxic currency of ‘who can make people laugh at the expense of others,…I had to take myself off Twitter, but if that’s going to help me and my mental health and allow me to thrive in whatever way I choose to, that has been a saving grace.”

“Now I can look at it from a different perspective. I look back at it with such fondness because it helped me grow into the artist that I wanted to become, it made me work harder.”

“I realized that what anyone says doesn’t actually matter. It was something that I learned during the period of writing Future Nostalgia, I was able to shut people out. Now, if anybody says anything, it doesn’t even bother me. Nothing even cuts through, because I realized that if you’re passionate about something and you’re good at your job and you write from the heart, no one can take that away from you.”

 

Here’s more about Cyberbullying and what you can do about it.

 

If you are feeling the feels and don’t know what to do, try our mood check, It will lead you to the type of help that you need.

 

If you are struggling very hard with negative emotions and especially with suicidal thoughts, please get help immediately.

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