Lady Gaga pens global call for suicide prevention, mental health support

October 10, 2018

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, actress and singer Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Star Is Born" in London.

By Staff

Lady Gaga and the World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom, have issued a powerful global appeal to increase support and funding for life-saving mental health services to battle what they call a world-wide emergency.

“Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address,” Lady Gaga and Adhanom wrote in a joint column in The Guardian published Tuesday. “Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue.”

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