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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Mental Health In ‘My Mind & Me’

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Selena Gomez has always been an inspiration for people around the world, especially when it came to being vocal about her mental health. Yesterday, in an ode to Mental Health Day, Apple TV + just released the trailer of her documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, and we’re beyond excited.

Directed by Alek Keshishian, the documentary will follow Gomez’s rise to fame and show her fans a “uniquely raw and intimate” look at her life that spans over six years. Gomez is her true, vulnerable self in the trailer as she shares how the dramatic change in her life and getting everything that she wished for as a child soon led her to the darkest place she had ever been. “Everything that I have gone through. It’s going to be here. I’m just making it my friend now,” Gomez says in the trailer. Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me will be releasing on Novemeber 4, 2022 and will be exclusively available on Apple Tv+.

In the last few years, the ‘Who Says’ singer has been suffering with not only her mental health but also her physical health. In 2014 after being diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your organs and tissue, Gomez was sent to a facility to receive treatment for her mental health. In 2017, she even had a kidney transplant due to complications caused by Lupus. Because of her physical health and her public status, the actor-singer soon started suffering from panic attacks and depression and revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2020.

Now, Gomez works actively to help others and remove the stigma around mental health through charitable donations that are tied to her multiple business ventures. Gomez’s popular beauty brand, Rare Beauty donates 1 per cent of all sales to the Rare Impact Fund, that focuses on raising $100 million for mental health services for the next 10 years, while her HBO Max cooking show, Selena + Chef raises money for a nonprofit organization in every episode. Along with this, she also has a mental health platform, Wondermind, that engages readers with stories and activities.

So, the next time you feel like you can’t cope, look to Gomez for some inspiration and know that you’re not alone. Anyone else as excited for this documentary?