Selena Gomez is one of the most versatile young celebrities in the United States. She became known as a Disney girl acting in series like Wizards of Waverly Place, to later make his place as a fashionable pop singer. Since its inception, Selena has not stopped undertaking new projects: from a cooking channel on HBO Max, successful series as a producer (such as the revolutionary For Thirteen Reasons) and even a successful beauty product brand called Rare Beauty.
In addition to her multiple professional successes, Selena has made headlines on several occasions for her past love affair of comings and goings with Canadian singer Justin Bieber, and for her health problems due to the Lupus disease she suffers, and that made her in 2017 he had to receive a kidney transplant.
However, Lupus is not the only disease he has suffered. Last December, Gomez revealed the mental health illnesses she had suffered, including addiction to social networks, depression and anxiety disorders.
His state of mental health forced him to cancel the world tour he had underway with his album Revival. Selena had to disappear from public life for a time to enter a rehabilitation clinic in order to overcome her disorders.
It was precisely his personal experience with problems and treatments aimed at improving mental health that has led him to launch a hopeful initiative: Mental Health 101 alongside her beauty brand Rare Beauty. Selena explained in a statement through her Instagram account.
“I know firsthand how scary and lonely it can feel to face anxiety and depression on your own at such a young age. If I had learned about my mental health earlier my journey could have been very different,” he says.
This is how the singer’s initiative was born, to support mental health education and encourage her financial support. “I hope that Mental Health 101 be the springboard for young people to have the resources they need, ”says Selena on her social networks.
The bell Mental Health 101 is linked to the fund that the singer created on July 28 called Rare Impact Fund, a fund created to raise $ 100 million over 10 years with the goal of providing mental health services to underserved communities, through 1% of annual sales of Rare Beauty products and other funds raised.