Selena Gomez is drawing people’s attention to mental health with ‘Mental Health 101,’ a new campaign for Rare Impact by Rare beauty.
The campaign Selena Gomez will connect people, especially youngsters, with the resources they need to get support and educate themselves in regard to their mental health.(
Mental Health 101 Campaign “Close to her Heart”
On April 29, 2021, the singer used social media to announce the start of the ‘Mental Health 101’ initiative with a letter. She mentioned in the letter that the campaign was near and dear to her heart because of her own personal problems with mental health.
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Gomez has struggled with anxiety and depression since she was a child, so she knows how frightening and isolating mental illness can be. She, on the other hand, had no idea what she was going through at the time.
She now wants people to realize that mental health is just as critical as physical health, thanks to her global celebrity.
She also brought up the point that people had spoken about the value of mental health but had not acted on it.
Nobody is Alone
The final part of her message was addressed to those who are currently dealing with these issues. She reassured those who read her message that they were not alone and that things could get better if they sought assistance.
‘Mental Health 101’ was created with the intention of providing stepping stones for others that she wished she had when she was younger. The initiative will include the tools needed to motivate youth in previously unimaginable ways.
The Eye-Opening Statistics About Mental Health
Gomez entertained the idea of teaching mental health in classrooms, similar to how science, math, and history are taught, in another Instagram post made shortly after the letter. Following that, a series of four slides hammered home her point and paved the way for the philanthropy committee and the general public to step up to the plate.
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The article also addressed the alarming rate at which mental illnesses claimed lives, especially among Generation Z. These incidents were not limited to Generation Z. According to her findings, one out of every five adults suffers from mental illness each year.
Despite the troubling figures, only 16 percent of all students receive mental health services in school, and only 1.3 percent of total philanthropic efforts are directed toward these issues. In May, Gomez unveiled her campaign with Rare Impact by Rare Beauty in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month. More mental health services in schools will be advocated for, as well as community empowerment and financial support to increase access to mental health facilities.
Those who want to support the singer in her efforts can sign a Change.org petition, donate to the campaign on Go Fund Me, and share the post on social media. Rare Beauty, Gomez’s production, will match donations worth $200,000 for the cause.