Selena Gomez wins Cybersmile award for opening up about Anxiety and Mental Health

Selena Gomez has been announced as the winner of February’s Cybersmiler of the Month Award by the lovely team over at Cybersmile.

 In winning the coveted award, Selena joins a number of previous winners including John Legend, Daisy Edgar-Jones and JoJo Siwa in the Cybersmiler Of The Month Hall of Fame.

Selena opened up publicly about her own personal struggle with anxiety after revealing she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2020. The star admitted that the diagnosis had been a relief for her and has helped her to understand the problem, commenting, ‘” Once the information was there, it was less scary.”

“THERE ARE SO MANY UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR WOMEN IN OUR SOCIETY AND A PRESSURE TO LOOK AND ACT A CERTAIN WAY. SOCIAL MEDIA HAS DEFINITELY INFLUENCED OUR IDEA OF “PERFECT,” AND WE OFTEN TURN TO THESE PLATFORMS FOR VALIDATION AND COMFORT. BUT IN THE END, THIS ALSO MAKES US ALL FEEL A BIT LONELIER.”

Selena Gomez

She has focused on helping others to open up and seek help for their mental health issues. Selena strongly advocates therapies based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques, which are designed to help people manage stress and anxiety more effectively. She also advises anyone suffering from the pressures of social media to take a break.

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Selena is so invested in being advocate for mental health, her beauty range Rare Beauty has launched The Rare Impact Fund.

The Rare Impact Fund was launched as part of Rare Impact with the goal of raising $100M over the next 10 years to help give people access to mental health services. One per cent of annual Rare Beauty sales will go directly to the Rare Impact Fund.

The Rare Impact Fund will help support the local, national, and global organizations that have a direct impact on the well-being of Rare Beauty’s community, with a focus on underserved communities.

You can find out more about the amazing work that both Cybersmile does here, and find out more info about Rare Beauty here.

Written by Kelly McFarland

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