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Selena Gomez spoke about the importance of mental health at an event promoted by MTV at the White House, in the United States

Selena Gomez gave an emotional speech about mental health during the Mental Health Youth Action Forum, an event promoted by MTV Entertainment that took place this Wednesday, 18, at the White House, in the United States. Singer and actress shared her own experiences when talking about the subject.

“Just to tell you a little bit about my journey, I felt like when I figured out what was going on mentally, I realized I had more freedom to be okay with what I had, because I was learning about it,” he said. “Raising awareness of mental health through the media or just talking about your journeys can help.”

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“It is an example of a topic that can and should be discussed freely and without shame,” he said. Besides Gomezthe First Lady of the United States, Jill Bidenthe ambassador Susan Ricethe general surgeon Vivek Murthy and 30 other mental health activists also attended the event.

On the occasion, the singer spoke about the Rare Impact Fund, launched in 2020, which raises the profits of Rare Beauty, a makeup brand from Gomez, and earmarks them for philanthropic foundations, individuals, corporate partners and consumers. The aim of the project is to support organizations working to increase access to mental health services in schools. The goal is to raise $100 million over the next decade.

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“Mental health is personally important to me, and I hope that using my platform, I will share my own story and work with amazing people like all of you. I can help others feel less alone and find the help they need, which honestly is all I want,” he said.

The US First Lady also spoke about how the pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues for young people, but that she hopes they feel supported to share what they feel. “These are wounds that sometimes go unnoticed. Often kept secret and ashamed. But young people don’t have to face these challenges alone. Nobody needs it,” she told her.

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