Selena Gomez has had her share of mental health battles in the past. The actress who started working at an age of seven, has had a long journey in showbiz. She also came across various controversies during her adolescent and early 20s. As she recently showed up at the Mental Health Youth Action Forum hosted by MTV Entertainment at the White House and talked about her mental health journey.
According to a report by People, Selena Gomez passionately talked about “destigmatising” mental health during the conversation. She recalled her mental health struggle during the forum and mentioned how discussing it helped her. She also shed light on the significance of talking about mental health struggles.
She said, “Just to throw in a little bit of my journey, I felt like once I found out what was going on mentally, I found that there was more freedom for me to be okay with what I had because I was learning about it.”
She further said, “Bringing attention to mental health through media or just by talking about your journeys can help. It sets the example that it’s a topic that can and should be discussed freely and without shame.”
The actress was joined by the USA’s First Lady Jill Biden, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Ambassador Susan Rice and 30 youth mental health activists.
Selena said, “Mental health is very personal for me, and I hope that by using my platform to share my own story and working with incredible people like all of you. I can help others feel less alone and find the help they need, which is honestly all I want.”
“When it comes to talking about and destigmatizing mental health, I want to ensure that everyone, no matter their age, their race, religion, sexual orientation, have access to services that support their mental health,” she added.