Ariana Grande announced that it will spend five million dollars to enable free access to therapy for people struggling with mental health problems. “It’s just a small gesture” – wrote the singer. She announced her decision on World Mental Health Day.
Ariana Grande, a 28-year-old Grammy Award winner, announced on Sunday October 10 – World Mental Health Day – that she will donate five million dollars to ensure access to treatment for those who struggle with mental distress.
“It’s World Mental Health Day and I am extremely excited to once again join forces with Better Help and donate five million dollars to therapy. I realize there are very real barriers to accessing mental health care.” wrote the author of hits like “Thank U, Next” or “No Tears Left to Cry”.
“It’s just a small gesture (because the systemic problem still remains) that I wanted to do with Better Help in the hope that it would provide access to a new group of people and maybe inspire more of you to try something new to bet on your treatment,” Grande explained. .
Ariana Grande about taking care of mental health
This is once again when Grande enters into a partnership with Better Help, which is providing a free month of therapy for those who need help with their mental health. The organization also gives a 15 percent discount to those who buy a second month of treatment. In June of this year, the singer donated one million dollars to Better Help.
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Grande speaks openly about her mental difficulties. In 2018, she confessed that she was struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Manchester attack. As a reminder, in 2017, during her concert at the Manchester Arena, there was a suicide bombing. 22 people died – including 12 children, and 119 were injured. The singer also stated in 2018 that psychotherapy saved her life.
In May this year, Grande called for an end to the stigmatization of mental difficulties and those who struggle with them.
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