Selena Gomez, who just celebrated her 28th birthday, has just launched a new initiative to raise $100,000,000 for mental health services. Gomez, who suffered a mental health breakdown back in 2018, feels strongly about the topic. She sought out medical support for her own anxiety and depression.
Public body-shaming and mocking “got to me big time,” Gomez said on Raquelle Stevens’ Giving Back Generation podcast [via Entertainment Tonight]. “[It] really messed me up for a bit.” This shaming eventually sent the singer into therapy.
After her own battle and triumph, Gomez seeks to give back. The mental health campaign will be done via her makeup brand, Rare Beauty. A portion of yearly sales from the company will be donated to the Rare Impact Fund.
“I’m so grateful to be surrounded by a team that’s helped make the Rare Impact Fund a reality,” said Gomez. “Since the brand’s inception, we wanted to find a way to give back to our community and further support people who needed access to mental health services, which have had a profound impact on my life.”
In partnership with Rare Beauty Makeup, Rare Beauty Mental Health Council has also launched; it will bring mental health experts from organizations, colleges, and companies together to help guide the brand’s strategy within the field.
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