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“My Mind and Me”: Getting Real with Selena

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by Victoria McGraw

Selena Gomez is a very well-known superstar. She is an American singer, actress, and film producer. Many people know her from the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. For many years she has spoken about her mental health problems, in 2014 she was diagnosed with lupus. Afterward, she continued to seek many programs to manage her anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.

In 2020, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and on top of all this, she continued to build her brand, Rare Beauty, and served as an executive for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. When Gomez announced that she is working on a documentary, My Mind and Me, many fans wanted to hear the story of her relationship with Justin Bieber, but Gomez spoke about her story that many young people can relate to.

Throughout 6 years of Gomez being silent, she build her brand based on mental health. The Rare Impact Fund is part of Rare Beauty’s commitment to spreading awareness and increasing access to mental health services for young people. Later in her documentary, she expresses her passion for mental health and wants to make a curriculum in schools for young adults and children. She was able to talk to President Joe Biden on this issue.

“I don’t take my platform lightly. I’m not perfect, I’m human. I have things that I walk through. That’s why I feel like people like me, hopefully, can be the other side of the voice and say… I don’t have it all put together, I have had to work through this. I’ve tried everything to escape this feeling,” Gomez said at the White House on CNN.

This whole documentary is extremely inspirational and opens up the door for mental health to be talked about more in school and in general. Her documentary came out on November 4, 2022, on Apple TV and Gomez is so kind and posted a free trial for two months for people who don’t have the money to get the program or for other reasons.