Lady Gaga’s new book inspired by her childhood mental health struggles | People



Lady Gaga's new book inspired by her childhood mental health struggles

Lady Gaga’s personal trauma influenced the book she is penning with her mother.

The ‘Rain On Me’ hitmaker and her mum, Cynthia Germanotta, have worked together on ‘Channel Kindness’ – which is a collection of 51 stories of kindness from young people across the world – and the pair revealed the idea for the book stemmed from the singer’s experience with mental health problems at school.

Gaga told PEOPLE magazine: “I didn’t know how to stand up for myself without feeling embarrassed.”

Cynthia admitted she feels “horrible” that she wasn’t able to support her daughter, and blames generational differences for her lack of communication at the time.

She explained: “There was a shame of sharing some of this with me. And I feel horrible about that.

“I was raised differently, where you just have to be tough and not talk about your emotions. I didn’t always understand the difference between

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