Watch Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama discuss mental health and tragedy

The pair sat down together on Facebook Live yesterday (June 27)

Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama have discussed mental health and tragedy.

The conversation was broadcast on Facebook Live yesterday (June 27), following the 84th annual Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, at which both gave speeches.

As Billboard reports, Gaga asked the Dalai Lama questions received on social media. The first asked about how to help young people manage low self-esteem, eating disorders, addiction, mental health and suicide.

“When you show more sense of concern of others’ well-being, then you also get the feeling, ‘Oh, I am something useful to others,” he answered after criticising the modern world’s “lack of compassion” and “materialistic culture”.

The pair also discussed tradedy, with the Dalai Lama saying: “Once [a] tragic situation happens, not avoid – look at more deeply, widely. Many positive, happy things are there if you look [from a] wider perspective. If you look real closely, it appears unbearable. But if you look widely, [you can see] other positive things there.”

You can watch the video in full on Lady Gaga’s Facebook page.