Selena Gomez has ‘so much hope’ for the mental health of the next generation

Selena Gomez. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Selena Gomez. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Published May 2, 2024


Selena Gomez is feeling "inspired" by the next generation when it comes to mental health.

The 31-year-old actress - who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder four years ago - hosted a special event for her Rare Impact fund on Wednesday and later revealed that the company had raised $7 million (about R130 million) for mental health causes and took to social media to explain that she was left with "so much hope" afterwards.

She wrote on Instagram: "Our 3rd annual @rarebeauty Mental Health Summit has me leaving inspired by the next generation, filled with so much hope, and grateful to each of you for being on this meaningful journey with us.

"Mental health means so much to me and I’m honoured we get to share this mission with the world together. Thank you to everyone who joined us and continues to use their voice for good!"

The 'Only Murders in the Building' star spoke with US Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy during the event, where the pair discussed "the power of social connection and how communities, like the one Selena has created", and he claimed that the Rare Beauty founder had been "paving the way for self-acceptance, support, and healing" around the world.

In October 2023, the former Disney Channel star hosted her first annual Rare Impact Fund Benefit at Nya Studios in Hollywood and gave a speech in which she opened up about how she had "struggled" until her diagnosis gave her the tools to deal with difficult times.

She said: "I struggled with the world inside my head for a long time and I felt lost and I felt hopeless at times. And in 2020, I received my diagnosis of bipolar disorder. And to be honest, everything quickly changed. I actually got the knowledge and the answers that I had been desperate for for so long. And understanding that obviously makes me become more aware of it and I'm less afraid than I used to be."

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