Selena Gomez, the singer and actress, revealed her own social media platform, Wondermind, on November 18. Wondermind is a mental health portal that will start in February 2022.
“Everyone’s mental health path is unique. Ignoring them, prettifying them, or hiding them from the public doesn’t change the fact that they are very, very real,” Gomez stated in a Wondermind news statement.
“Wondermind is continuing a bigger mental health discourse that many people initiated during this pandemic.”
Gomez went on to say that childhood in the spotlight and being scrutinized made her feel “like an object” and “gross,” and that physical issues also took their toll on her.
“My lupus, my kidney transplant, chemotherapy, having a mental condition, going through very public heartbreaks — all of these things should have taken me down,” she stated. “Every time I went through anything, I thought to myself, ‘What else?'” ‘What else will I have to cope with?”
Gomez is no novice to raising awareness of mental health issues via her words and actions. In the site’s welcome video, she and the other two founders recounted their personal problems. She will establish the Rare Impact Fund, named after her beauty firm Rare Beauty, in July 2020. The fund’s objective is to raise $100 million over a ten-year period. The funds will be used to fund mental health education.
The website aspires to be a one-stop-shop for all things fresh, useful, and interesting in the field of mental health, so it’s definitely worth a look whether you’re feeling lonely, stuck, unhappy, anxious, or just don’t like yourself. The time is critical, especially given that a 2020 research published in The Lancet discovered that stress and sadness spiked by 25% during the epidemic.
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Teefey (Selena’s mother) will host Wondermind’s podcast, which will contain interviews with psychologists, politicians, sportsmen, educators, celebrities, and neurological specialists: Anyone who has “been there” and want to tell their tale in an open and honest manner. Understanding that other people, including many talented entrepreneurs, have issues and difficulties is motivating and it also opens up a discourse so that everyone feels less alone.
“I’m really happy about Wondermind because I want it to be a place where individuals can come together and realize they’re not alone,”
-Selena says in the Wondermind Welcome video
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One of Wondermind’s primary aims is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness, as well as to honor the bravery of vulnerability. The “mental fitness ecosystem” will include daily workouts to improve one’s psychological health, as well as a wide range of digital content videos, daily on-site materials, a podcast and tangible objects such as a diary and an abacus to help one’s attention and inventiveness.