Lady Gaga will be offering a little something extra at her upcoming concerts. Mother Monster will be offering her Little Monsters free counseling at the remaining shows of her Born This Way Ball.
“For those wondering about the “counseling” at the BTWBall BornBrave pre-show, it will be a fun tailgating experience for monsters to unite,” Lady Gaga wrote on her Facebook page. “At the BornBrave Bus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends. There will also be food and games, DJ White Shadow and Lady Starlight will DJ with host BREEDLOVE to keep the experience fun. BornBrave Bus Is a place where mental health + depression are taken seriously w/ no judgement, FREE real help available to all. I feel like most kids don’t look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom + I wanted to break the stigmas around “help” and make it fun.”
Gaga tweeted the news to her fans on Friday.
Gaga has also been promoting mental health and community through her Born This Way Foundation, which “was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated,” the website explains. “The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will move towards acceptance, bravery and love.”
Gaga picks up the Born This Way Ball on Jan. 11, 2013 in Vancouver, B.C.
by Madeline Boardman