Selena Gomez 'feels responsible for a lot of other people' says source

Selena Gomez is reportedly in a psychiatric facility on the East Coast receiving much needed mental health treatment.

And sources close to the 26-year-old have revealed to Us that Selena has suffered a lifetime of pressure and feels 'responsible' for others.

'She's genuinely so nice, thoughtful and sweet but she feels responsible for a lot of other people, and has since a young age. There's a lot pressure,' the source told Us.

They continued: 'She's sensitive; she also doesn't want to do a big press run and get asked about things that she doesn't want to talk about.'

On Wednesday, TMZ reported that the pop star was going through an 'emotional breakdown' and had been hospitalized twice in as many weeks.

According to the outlet, in the last week of September Selena was home with friends who described her as 'despondent and emotional' over her alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant.

The Wolves singer was taken to Cedars-Sinai where she stayed for a number of days, before being released.

The actress then had to be re-admitted for the same problem a week later, but this time she reacted much worse and reportedly suffered a panic attack.

'She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,' a source told PEOPLE.

The source added: 'She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She's surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She's doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.'

At the facility, the beauty is reportedly undergoing something called dialectical behavior therapy or DBT.

DBT - which Selena has undergone in the past - is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed to help people suffering from borderline personality disorder.

The young star opened up to Vogue last year regarding her mental health and praised the treatment.

'DBT has completely changed my life,' she told the magazine.

Selena has previously suffered from both anxiety and depression, something the star has not only be open to speaking about but, has made a conscious effort to encourage others to discuss as well.

Not long before her first hospitalization last month, the icon opened up to fans in an hour-long Instagram Live session, in which she revealed 'depression was my life 'for five years straight.'

'Depression and anxiety was the forefront of everything I did in my life, every single thing.'

A few days later, the actress announced that she was taking a break from social media.

According to the source who spoke with Us, the news of the star's recent breakdown, wasn't 'too surprising to many of those who have worked Selena.'

A second source, however, contradicted that to the outlet and said the Wizards of Waverly Place star 'showed so signs that she was battling depression or anything' during her recent work obligations.

'She seemed shy and a little nervous, but nothing seemed wrong. Selena seemed excited about what she was doing,' the second source told Us.

The Blast reported that Selena was laser focused on 'putting the finishing touches on her new album' prior to her breakdown.

Thankfully, the singer seems to be receiving the help she needs and is surrounded by a support system.

According to CNN, the Heart Wants What it Wants songbird has the 'full support of her friends and family' while she undergoes treatment.

Selena's long time on again and off again ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, 24, has been spotted out several times since learning the news of her hospitalization.

On Wednesday night, the Sorry singer looked distraught as he headed to his usual church service at Hillsong and then on Thursday he appeared visibly upset while in the car with his new wife Hailey Baldwin, 21.

Justin reportedly recently tied the knot in a secret civil ceremony after a whirlwind romance immediately following his final breakup with Selena.