Lady Gaga's Mom Cynthia Germanotta Addresses UN, Stresses the Importance of Mental Health Resources

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Cynthia Germanotta and Lady Gaga attend Children Mending Hearts' 10th Annual Empathy Rocks  on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 with "the goal of creating a kinder and braver world." On Wednesday (Sept. 26), the pop star's mom spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the organization to discuss mental health and launch a new initiative.

Germanotta announced the United for Global Mental Health, which according to it's Twitter page, makes mental health a priority and hopes for "a world where everyone, everywhere, can turn to someone who is able to support their mental health when needed."

Gaga herself took to Twitter to show support for her mom and the organization, being an active mental health advocate since the start of her career. Back in June, she got real about her own struggles with mental health while receiving Global Changemakers Award at Children Mending Hearts' Empathy Rocks fundraiser in Bel Air, California.