The 28-year-old singer took to Instagram to announce the launch of Mental Health 101, a campaign she ran alongside her makeup brand Rare Beauty to help people “connect to the resources they want.” need ‘to make significant changes to their minds. health.
It comes after Selena revealed last year that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after visiting McLean Hospital, one of the top mental health facilities in the United States. Although the diagnosis was frightening to accept, the To lose you to love me The singer insisted that collecting information on the subject helped her come to terms with the disease.
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In a note posted to Instagram, Selena said, “Today I am so grateful that we were able to launch Mental Health 101. This campaign is so close to my heart because of my own mental health issues. I know firsthand how scary and lonely it can be to face anxiety and depression on your own at a young age. If I had learned about my mental health earlier – learned about my condition in school as I was taught other subjects – my background might have been very different. The world needs to know that mental health is important. It’s just as important as your physical health, and I wish we could recognize it, not just in words but through our actions.
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“For all of those who are suffering right now, I hope you know you are not alone. I believe in seeking help. Getting support and learning about mental health has changed my life and can change yours too. I hope Mental Health 101 is the springboard for others that I wish I had to connect to the resources they need and empower young people in ways that might not have been possible before.
“I hope you will join me in supporting this initiative and being part of the change,” she adds.
“I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar. .
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