Selena Gomez has been candid about a lot of things – growing up famous, her skin care routine, and even the difficulties of dating in Hollywood. But the past few years have seen the Only Murders In The Building star get real about her struggles with mental health.
Having lived in the spotlight for more than half her life (we’ll forever stan Alex Russo from Wizards Of Waverly Place), the 30-year-old has recently opened up about her bipolar diagnosis and the anxiety and depression that accompanies it.
So it comes as no surprise that her upcoming Apple TV+ documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is set to share some of her most intimate moments over the past six years.
Gomez shared the teaser trailer for My Mind & Me on her Instagram, with the caption “We don’t get along sometimes and it gets hard to breathe… But I wouldn’t change my life.” And despite being only 30 seconds long, the trailer shows a handful of the highs, lows and heart-wrenching moments she’s experienced. Brb, just grabbing some tissues…
“After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness,” the company shared in a press release. “This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.”
It seems that Gomez is tackling the mental health stigma one venture at a time. Not only has Gomez used her music and social platforms to vocalise her mental wellness journey, she also launched Wondermind, a “mental fitness ecosystem”, in February 2022. The platform was co-founded alongside her mum, Mandy Teefey, and entrepreneur Daniella Pierson.
Wondermind encompasses newsletters, mental health chats with celebrities and therapist-approved tools to help support your mental fitness practice (think journal exercises and mindful mantras delivered to your inbox).
Gomez has also used her beauty brand Rare Beauty as a platform for vocalising and normalising mental health issues.
Since launching, Rare Beauty has been focused on destigmatising mental health and making beauty a safe space for everyone. The entire brand ethos is about encouraging people to embrace what makes them unique.
In fact, the brand donates 1 per cent of sales to their sister fund the Rare Impact Fund. This fund supports grassroots organisations that are making access to mental health resources easier for more people, especially in underserved communities.
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Georgia Nelson is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty & Social Editor and resident Euphoria obsessee. You'll find her hard at work putting the latest TikTok beauty trends to the test or perfecting her skin care routine. Her latest obsession? Nailing the glazed donut aesthetic (move over, Hailey Bieber).