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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her PTSD to Homeless Queer Youth

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Lady Gaga stopped by the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth, and delivered messages of kindness to the children through song, gifts, and opening up about her struggle with Post-Tramautic Stress Disorder.

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"I suffer from PTSD. I've never told anyone that before, so here we are. But the kindness that's been shown to me, by doctors and my family and friends, it's really saved my life," she says in Today's clip. "I have a mental illness. And I struggle with that mental illness every day."

"Kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world," she continues. "I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I find that kindness is the best way."

Gaga's charity brought several of the children at Ali Forney to tears, and prompted many to open up about how her music was the only thing they had when they felt isolated and rejected.

"Those of us that have should give to those of us who have not during the holidays," concludes Gaga. "Do one kind act before the end of the year. Just be kind. The act itself—it's free. And it's priceless."

Check out the clip below:

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