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Selena Gomez Documentary Highlights Mental Health Struggles

Actress, singer, businesswoman, and philanthropist Selena Gomez is no stranger to the spotlight. However, on Friday, November 4, audiences got a different side to the star. Gomez released her new documentary, My Mind and Me, on AppleTV+ where she gave viewers an inside scoop on her life and where she is today.

Selena Gomez shares life behind the camera

You might know Selena Gomez from her Disney days, or you could know her from iconic pop songs like “I Love You Like A Love Song,” or “Come and Get It.” Either way, she has been in the limelight for many years, first appearing in Barney as a little girl. During her career, she’s experienced health and personal struggles from her Lupus diagnosis to a very public breakup with Justin Bieber.

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The documentary begins with the performer preparing for her 2016 Revival Tour and follows her for 6 years. We see Gomez preparing for tour, visiting Kenya, and returning to her Texas neighborhood.

She also opens up about her mental health journey

In 2020, Selena Gomez announced on a livestream with Miley Cyrus that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In the documentary, we see how this diagnosis has affected her life. She shares her experience of going to treatment centers and taking medications. Audiences also discover that living with Lupus affects both her physical and mental health.

With the mixture of fame, media scrutiny, and health problems, Selena Gomez faced a breaking point. Gomez’s former assistant shares the time the actress came to her saying “I don’t want to be alive right now.” From there, her team decided to cancel her Revival tour to focus on her wellbeing.

In the newest cover story for Rolling Stone, Gomez admitted she had these really dark periods as she entered her 20’s. “I thought the world would be better if I wasn’t there,” she told reporter Alex Morris.


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My Mind and Me normalizes mental health conversations

I think society is better with normalizing mental health conversations than years prior. Still, there’s always more to learn and more to talk about. Seeing Selena Gomez using her platform to bring awareness is both hopeful and inspiring.

She reflects on her responsibility with Rolling Stone.

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“It makes me proud I’m actually talking about things that matter. Not sitting here just talking about my brand and ‘I look great, and I have this and this.’ I just constantly remind myself that there’s a reason I’m here.” 

Simultaneously, Gomez works with her mother Mandy Teefey, and Danielle Pearson as co-founders for the mental health platform Wondermind. This site focuses on providing expert content about mental health.

Fans share their stories and love for Selena Gomez

After the release of documentary, fans have shared their love for Gomez and how she’s inspiring others with her mental health journey.

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Thank you, Selena Gomez, for giving us such a honest and raw portrait of mental health. It reminds us that we’re not alone.

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