Selena Gomez's mental health treatment will be ''open ended''.

The 26-year-old star is said to be receiving treatment at a psychiatric facility after suffering an ''emotional breakdown'' and she will continue to receive support for the forseeable future.

A source told the New York Post's Page Six that Selena's treatment will be ''open ended''.

The insider added: ''Selena has had a lot on her plate -- too much.''

Selena - who underwent a kidney transplant last year - has been admitted to hospital twice recently, with the first coming after she became despondent and emotional when she was revealed to have had an ''alarmingly low'' white blood cell count.

TMZ recently reported that although the 'Wolves' singer was released a few days later after the most recent admission, she was readmitted because her low blood cell count hadn't changed and it had sent Selena into a downward emotional spiral.

However, an insider has now said the star isn't one to ''let things go unchecked'', and that she's inclined to get help as soon as she thinks it's necessary.

The source added: ''She'll seek help as soon as she needs it - and ideally, she tries to get help before she needs it, preventatively.

''Just because she's in a psychiatric hospital, doesn't mean she had some wild breakdown, she just knows to stay on top of things.''

Selena hasn't been seen in public for a few weeks and recently told fans she was taking another break from social media.

She wrote on Instagram: ''Taking a social media break. Again.

''As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each offs, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given.

''Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember -negative comments can hurt anybody's feelings. Obvi. (sic)''

The 'It Ain't Me' singer - who with 142 million followers is the most popular person on Instagram - previously explained she takes regular social media breaks as she wants to live in the real world.