Selena Gomez has long been an advocate for mental health awareness, and she's now putting her money where her mouth is. As Billboard reports, her makeup company, Rare Beauty, has pledged to raise a whopping $100 million towards mental health services.
The funds will specifically be given to underserved communities, and Sel spoke out on her gratitude for being able to give back. "I’m so grateful to be surrounded by a team that’s helped make the Rare Impact Fund a reality," she said in a press release. "Since the brand’s inception, we wanted to find a way to give back to our community and further support people who needed access to mental health services, which have had a profound impact on my life."
"Rare Beauty is focused on helping people feel more connected to one another and less alone in the world. The Rare Impact Fund will make a direct impact on many lives and, ultimately, make a difference in the world. I’m proud of the work we’ve begun to do with our partners to offer these services to anyone who needs support," Selena concluded.
The pop star has spoken out about mental health numerous times in the past, often steering the conversation towards herself and sharing her own struggles. Back in April, Selena chatted with Miley Cyrus during an Instagram livestream, revealing she'd been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in... America, McClean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar," Selena shared. "And so when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn't scare me once I know it."
Shout out to Selena for her bravely fighting the stigma surrounding mental health, and for her pledge to raise the money!