Camila Cabello Talks Long-term Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences with California Surgeon General

Camila Cabello is talking mental health…

The 24-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer sat down with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the surgeon general of California, for a video conversation about the negative effects of childhood trauma and how they can affect someone’s physical and mental health into adulthood.

Camila Cabello

The conversation is part of a national campaign to educate Americans about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — defined as highly stressful experiences that can happen to anyone before they turn 18 — and how they impact us as adults.

Cabello took to Instagram on Friday (June 11) to tell fans about the conversation and how she originally found Dr. Burke Harris’ work.

“A while back, I stumbled across an incredible TED Talk from the California Surgeon General, @nadineburkeharris, and it truly changed the way I thought about mental health and healing,” Cabello wrote on Instagram. “I’m so excited for you all to listen to our conversation and learn about her groundbreaking work on Adverse Childhood Experiences

In the full 14-minute chat, Cabello talks about taking a test at to determine what her “Number” is when it comes to childhood trauma and the “toxic stress” that comes from it.

“Trauma is a public health crisis,” Cabello says to Dr. Burke Harris after hearing about the increased probability of heart disease, diabetes, asthma and stroke, as well as a greater chance of depression, anxiety, and suicide, among those with childhood trauma. “We live in a society where we punish the wounded instead of treating them.”

Cabello singer opened up about her own journey to discovery when it comes to early trauma, recognizing that the overwhelming anxiety she felt in her late teens and early 20s was rooted in her childhood experiences.

“Enough beating myself up,” she realized. “I’m obviously not choosing this. But this means that whether it’s medication or therapy or yoga or meditation or whatever, I need to get proper treatment.”

Llearn more about the campaign here.

Vergara’s Latest Venture: Saving Lives!

She may be known for her comedic chops… But Sofía Vergara’s next venture is no laughing matter.

The 39-year-old Colombian actress is partnering with Mexican American boxer Oscar de la Hoya to launch a website aimed at educating Hispanic families on the health issues that affect the Latino population most, including diabetes, lupus and asthma.

“There are 50 million Hispanics in this country and there’s no resource like this and we need it,” affirmed Vergara in an interview with “It’ll be something revolutionary to better and save lives.”

For the Modern Family star, the decision to launch the site is quite personal. About 11 years ago, doctors told Vergara that she had thyroid cancer. As a survivor, she has to undergo a series of intensive medical checkups each year to make sure she’s healthy.

“I take good care of myself and am very aware of any change in my health,” declares Vergara. “Thank God I am well and as head of the household and as a woman, this is something I have to take very seriously.”

No word on a launch date for the website.