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Beyonce: Women need to focus on their mental health

Beyonce: Women need to focus on their mental health

Beyoncé Knowles has encouraged women to focus on their mental health.

The 'Formation' singer - who is releasing her own athleisure clothing line Ivy Park - says spiritual wellbeing and being physically fit are hugely important and she believes taking the time for mental health is essential.

She said: "It's really about changing the conversation. It's not about perfection. It's about purpose. We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health - take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself."

Beyoncé also admitted that being a self-made businesswoman is both "a burden and a blessing".

In the May 2016 issue of Elle magazine, she says: "It's exciting, but having the power to make every final decision and being accountable for them is definitely a burden and a blessing. To me, power is making things happen without asking for permission. It's affecting the way people perceive themselves and the world around them. It's making people stand up with pride."