From words to deeds: Selena Gomez led the theme of mental health at the White House in Washington for the first Mental Health Youth Action Forum organized by MTV Entertainment.
The event points precisely to transform awareness into real action, thanks to concrete and creative solutions that have been previously selected and presented during the forum. In addition to the 29-year-old actress and singer, the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Ambassador Susan Rice, General and Surgeon Vivek Murthy, and 30 activists were present. There was also Sel’s mom, Mandy Teefey.
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In the role of mediator of the inauguration panel, Selena Gomez hto share a pinch of his experience and turned up the volume on the importance of removing the stigma from mental health.
“To talk a little about my trip – started – I felt that once I found out what was going on mentally, I found more freedom in feeling okay with what I had, because I was learning about it. Bringing attention to mental health through the media or just talking about our journey can help. He gives the example that it is a topic that can be discussed freely and without shame“.
“Mental health is very personal to me and I hope that by using my platforms to share my story and that by working with amazing people like all of you, I can help others feel less alone and find the help they need, which honestly that’s all I want“.
She then explained how her beauty company Rare and its foundation Rare Impact argue “organizations and non-profits that expand access to mental health services and education for young people“.
“When it comes to removing the stigma around mental health, I want to make sure everyone, no matter their age, race, religion, sexual orientation, has access to services that support their mental health.“.
Selena Gomez also wants “to challenge“other companies and individuals to”make a difference in the world by taking the lead in removing the stigma on mental health. We need as much help as possible to develop resources and services and increase access to these services for young people“.
May is the Mental Health Awareness Month: the right opportunity to reflect on what you can do to take care of your mental health. For example, you can start with three simple tips that Selena Gomez gave: find them here!
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