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September 04, 2020

Selena Gomez Says Seeking Help for Mental Health Has Made Her Stronger — Glimpse into Her Journey

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Singer and actress, Selena Gomez, is opening up about her mental journey so far and how not being afraid to ask for help has made her stronger.

Selena Gomez has been candid about her mental health since she opened up about her Bipolar diagnosis earlier this year. However, the singer is taking things a notch higher as she bares it all in a recent interview.

During a sit down with People Magazine, Gomez opened up about her journey so far. The 28-year-old who keeps it real with her fans confessed that being honest wasn't easy for her.

Selena Gomez at the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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She explained that she battled telling the world about her diagnosis because she was afraid of its stigma. However, she overcame that fear to speak her truth, regardless of what people might say.

[Selena Gomez] hopes her beauty line provides a community where people feel welcome and can truly be themselves.

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Since telling her truth, Gomez has given hope to fans who are experiencing something similar, letting them know they are not alone. However, she does not stop at creating a common ground as she wants to help make them better.

On her 28th birthday, she announced her intention to raise $100 million in the next 10 years to help small communities get mental health treatment through the Rare Impact Fund. Speaking about how getting treatment helped get her on track, she said:

"I've tried a ton of different things, but the one thing I've never stopped doing is asking for help. That was the hardest part, but I truly believe that that's why I'm stronger."

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The "Lose You to Love Me" crooner, whose Rare Beauty line dropped on September 3, is focused on helping, and her makeup collection is one of the ways she plans to do so.

The former Disney sweetheart explained in an interview with E! News that her makeup line's release wasn't to attach her name to something, like most celebrities. Her intention, however, was to challenge the beauty space and help with mental health. In her words:

"When we started having the conversion, a lot of that bled into my mental health and the relationship that can be with yourself. I believe that it's mind, body, and soul."

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The "Dolittle" star hopes her beauty line provides a community where people feel welcome and can truly be themselves. Last month, the singer kept it real with fans when she confessed that the pandemic was negatively affecting her mental health.

Gomez, who described the current health crisis as "not normal," said she had employed her therapist and friends' help to keep sane during the lockdown.

Fans may recall that Gomez first came out with her Bipolar disorder diagnosis in April during an appearance on Miley Cyrus' talk show, "Bright Minded."

Gomez revealed that she had gone to the hospital several times to treat anxiety and depression but never understood what was truly wrong with her until her diagnosis.

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