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Katy Perry Livestreamed Her Therapy Session With Dr. Siri Singh for Witness World Wide

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One of the hardest parts of therapy is showing up. If you are new to therapy and don’t know what to expect, the idea of sitting in an unfamiliar room and telling a stranger personal things about your life can be daunting. To help people get over the hump and demystify therapy, Katy Perry livestreamed her therapy session with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh for Witness World Wide.

“I have been in therapy for five years,” Perry shared as part of the livestream, “and, well, it’s changed my life… Everybody’s like, ‘I could never tell, you know, my deepest darkest secrets to anyone,’ and we like swallow them, we keep them and they become petrified, and actually, the things that you fear — or whatever your secrets are — that’s why therapy is amazing.”

During the livestream Perry discussed the differences between herself, Katherine Hudson, and her celebrity persona, Katy Perry. She also spoke about her family, her love life, appearing authentic on social media and suicidal thoughts she’s experienced.

“I wrote a song about it,” Perry said of her suicidal ideations and how songwriting helps her cope. “It’s hard because I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed.”

Perry said she wants people to see she has struggles just like everyone else. “That’s the whole point of this whole thing,” she said. “If people can see that, at the end of the day, I’m just like them, then they can dream just as big.”

Fans of the star and others tuning into her livestream thanked the singer for her honesty.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Image via Creative Commons/sleepingbri

Originally published: June 12, 2017
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