Selena Gomez Reaches Out to Struggling Fans About Suicide: “Every Life Is Worth It”

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez posted a inspirational Instagram message on Feb. 25. C Flanigan/Getty Images

Selena Gomez is lending her voice to an important topic. The "I Want You to Know" singer, 22, Instagrammed a screengrab of her lengthy comment to a fan, encouraging all of her followers to value their lives. 

"By me following you is not me saying it's ok to think these thoughts," she wrote. "It's not me saying 'hey you said sad things, so I'm going to follow you to make you feel better'. God puts us in situations that are so unexplainably difficult for a reason. There is someone in the world feeling so much, just like you." 

I know I meant lives. I don't care about grammar. I'm sorry I had to share. Every life is worth it.

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Feb 25, 2015 at 10:35pm PST

She went on to note that those dealing with depression can be inspirations for others. 

"People everyday feel so many emotions they wish they could turn it off," she continued. "But that's not why we are here. We are here for relationships, for people just like us who feel worthless. Your purpose is to share, help, encourage. Remember that. Please. Before you think of taking your life, think of all the [lives] you could save. I love you. More importantly there is a God that will love more than I ever could."

The message went out to Gomez's more than 24 million followers with the caption, "Every life is worth it."

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