Actress and singer Selena Gomez honored for her mental health advocacy
The Boston-based foundation paid tribute to the former Disney Channel star, citing his “dedication to raising awareness about mental health and his commitment to expanding access to mental health services and education for young people around the world. entire”.
Explaining the foundation’s choice for the award, President Jay Ruderman said in a statement, “Selena Gomez powerfully embodies our Foundation’s mission in mental health – a mission that continues to take on more and more momentum. importance in the midst of today’s unprecedented mental health crisis for adolescents, young adults and the general population”.
“Drawing from her personal journey, Selena has given voice to the struggles of countless people who have endured mental health challenges, while working tirelessly to increase access to much-needed mental health resources and programs,” said added Ruderman.
This isn’t the first time Gomez’s dedication to mental health awareness has been recognized.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer-actress received the 2019 McClean Award.
The 30-year-old singer revealed her diagnosis of bipolar disorder for the first time with fellow pop star Miley Cyrus on her Instagram live series “Bright Minded” in 2020.
“I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized I was bipolar,” Gomez said in the Instagram Live. “And so when I got more information, it really helped me. It doesn’t scare me anymore once I know that,” she added.
Gomez was last seen in the documentary “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me”, recently released on Apple TV+.