Selena Gomez honored for mental health advocacy work

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

Pop star and actor Selena Gomez has made no secret of her personal mental health struggles – it has made her an outspoken advocate for awareness and help other young people need her help.

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"I hope that by using my platform to share my story ... I can help others feel less alone," Gomez told First Lady Jill Biden at the White House earlier this year and the U.S. . said at a roundtable with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

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In 2016, Gomez took a break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression resulting from her battle with lupus. Four years later, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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On Monday, the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation honored the 30-year-old entertainer with its annual Morton E.

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Ruderman Award in Inclusion for "taking inspiration from his personal journey" to help others around the world gain access to counseling and other services.

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“Mental health affects us all, and each of us has a role to play in ensuring that everyone – regardless of their background – has access to mental health services.

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I hope that by sharing our story and using our platform, we can empower each other and more young people to address mental health.

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The Texas-born Gomez said she strives to use her position as a public figure to share her own story in a way that empowers others.

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A new documentary that explores her struggles, "Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me," premiered earlier this month on AppleTV+.

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“Mental health is personal to me. Figuring out how to manage my mental health hasn't always been easy, but it's something I'm constantly working on, and I hope I can help others I can also help work on it,” she said.

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