If You're Struggling With Mental Health, Selena Gomez Has A Message For You

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Selena Gomez continues to raise awareness about mental health and the importance of it. The Fetish singer has championed the discussion on several levels. 

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According to Mental Health America, over 8.9 million Latinos are affected by mental health. To give you a point of comparison, that's more than the number of people who live in New York City. Despite this high number, celebrities are always speaking out about their experiences with depression and anxiety. A-listers such as Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, and many more are shedding light on mental health issues in Hollywood.

 
 

With mental health awareness on the rise, the Mexicana singer encouraged the audience to tackle their mental health head on as she is doing.

 

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The former Disney star took the stage on Saturday at ArcLight Hollywood for the new film Good Times directed by Josh Safdie and produced by Sebastian Bear Mc-Clard, which touches on the mental aspect related to the topic. Standing tall, the brunette beauty said, "A little while ago, I was actually on bed rest and it’s probably the worst time to watch Heaven Knows What, or the best time, depending on your mental state." Though the actress was referring to a late movie by the Safdie and Bear Mc-Clard, Heaven Knows What is about a homeless heroin addict who attempts suicide before ending up in a psychiatric hospital. The "It Aint Me" singer opened up to the crowd admitting, “For me personally, I really liked the mental aspect of it, because I’ve done a lot of those exercises that you put in this,”. The 13 Reasons Why producer has been honest about her own struggles over the years, in her recent cover interview with Vogue, she candidly shared how she wanted a private life along with wanting her fans to "forget" about her. “So, in the beginning of the movie struck me… that’s not really a secret, but, I for sure have talked about that and have done a lot of those exercises.”

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With mental health awareness on the rise, the Mexicana singer encouraged the audience to tackle their mental health head on as she is doing. “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have Lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” the star said during a Us Weekly interview at the time. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of Lupus, which can present their own challenges.” With a new relationship, album release, and now back on screen, Gomez is taking the time needed to take care of herself physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

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