Selena Gomez has been through her fair share of low phases, emotional ups and downs. The singer has struggled with mental health issues, which has given her the strength to convert them into something positive and useful for others. The 31-year-old just hosted her first annual Rare Impact Fund Benefit and spoke up about some of her toughest days. Selena Gomez revealed the following during her speech at the occasion.
Selena Gomez shared her experiences
The actress was spotted at Hollywood’s Nya Studios, where a fundraiser gala was hosted to raise funds for mental health organisations. She took the microphone and shared some of her experiences and feelings during that time in her life. “I struggled with the world inside my head for a long time and I felt lost and I felt hopeless at times,” she stated. Gomez went on to say that after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, everything changed for her.
The singer went on to say that she finally got the information and answers she had been looking for for so long. She became more conscious and less fearful as a result of this. This aided her in seeking the help she required to be herself and rediscover her joy. “And tonight I’m very proud to say that I have and I’ve been working really hard every day and I’m so happy just to be alive and to be here with you guys today,” she said while getting emotional.
Selena about mental health care
The Only Murders in the Building star went on to say that she is optimistic about the future and that she hopes her generation realises that mental health care will only make the world a better, kinder, clearer, and more connected place. Gomez described establishing the fund as “one of the most important things I’ve ever done.” During an interview with Fast Company, she discussed how she feels a feeling of duty because young people look up to her.