Selena Gomez (29) has cemented her place in pop culture, with hits like ‘Lose You to Love Me’ and her critically acclaimed role in ‘Only Murders in the Building’.
Now, the Grammy-nominated artist, actor, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and influencer is taking on a new challenge to ‘destigmatize and democratise’ mental health across the globe.
The former Disney darling has been candid about her mental health struggles in recent years, opening up about experiencing isolation and depression during the pandemic, and more recently the star spoke to Good Morning America about her ‘freeing’ bipolar disorder diagnosis.
“It was really freeing to have the information [of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder].”
“It made me really happy because I started to have a relationship with myself, and I think that’s the best part. Like, I’ve probably been the happiest I’ve ever been.”
To expand the conversation around mental health, and build a culture of mindfulness, Selena has launched a multimedia platform, Wondermind, alongside her mother, Mandy Teefey, and Newsette founder and CEO, Daniella Pierson.
On their website, the trio wrote:
“We’ve each had our own mental health struggles, and we realised there was no inclusive, fun, and easy place where people could come together to explore, discuss, and navigate their feelings. So we created it.”
With daily content, expert interviews, and educational resources, Wondermind aims to create a ‘mental health ecosystem’, where people in need can connect and reach out for help.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Selena said:
“We want to be that place where people feel comfortable to talk about the things under the hood. I really want people to be understood and seen and heard. It’s OK to not be OK.”
In a scrolling obsessed society, Selena, who has over 310 Million Instagram followers, advocates for therapy, and says her 4 ½ year hiatus from social media and the internet has positively improved her emotional well-being.
Through her Rare Impact Fund, Selena has committed to raising $100 million over the next 10 years to combat mental health stigma.
Visit Wondermind: https://www.wondermind.com
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