Lady Gaga Says Her New Book Dives Into 'The Mental Health Crisis'


Days after dropping her new video for "911," which is based on her recent mental health struggle, Lady Gaga has released her new book, Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community, which turns the attention over to young people all around the world who've prevailed in their own battles.

On Tuesday (September 22), the hardcover book hit stores worldwide and rounds up a collection of short stories from 51 young authors who've broken the barriers surrounding mental health stigma. To celebrate the release, which was a collaboration with the pop titan's mother, Cynthia Germanotta, alongside their Born This Way Foundation, Mother Monster took to Instagram to pen a short note about the release. "#ChannelKindnessis a book written by young people from all over the world. My mother @momgerm and I, along with our very close friend and collaborator@mayabtwf, have spent years cultivating the stories of young people and celebrating them for their bravery," the singer captioned a photo of the two holding the book.

"This book not only includes their stories, but also my own, and is very much about the mental health of not only the world, but the mental health crisis in 2020," she continued. "It is more important than ever that we channel kindness towards each other, for each other, and with each other in a vision for a kinder and braver world."

Prior to its release, Gaga admitted that the mother/daughter project healed the pair's relationship. "When I was younger and had mental issues, my mom didn't know how to communicate with me about it," Gaga previously told People. "We've found a way to channel kindness into our lives in a way that's also healed our relationship."

Click here to learn more about Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community.

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