Selena Gomez has been very open about her struggles with mental health over the years, and now the Only Murders in the Building star is getting candid about helping others with theirs.
On Good Morning America, Gomez was interviewed about her new multimedia wellness company, Wondermind, and she shared how her bipolar diagnosis has helped her better understand her mental health. “It was really freeing to have the information [of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder],” she said. “It made me really happy because I started to have a relationship with myself, and I think that’s the best part. Like, I’ve probably been the happiest I’ve ever been.”
Gomez also attributed her happiness and wellness to staying offline, revealing that she hasn’t been on social media in more than four years. “It has changed my life completely. I am happier, I am more present, I connect more with people. It makes me feel normal,” she explained. While her TikTok and Instagram accounts are active, it’s because she helps her team decide what to upload, but she herself is not the one doing the posting.
The Wondermind platform is something Gomez says she wishes she had during the early days of her mental health journey. “Those days where I don’t wanna get out of bed, if I had something like Wondermind, even if it took me a minute to get into it, it’s just there. And there’s something that’s really comforting about that,” she said.
Wondermind is Gomez’s way of helping others with their mental health. The platform will provide mental health resources and strategies for improving mental fitness. “I really, really want people to be understood and seen and heard,” she said. “It’s okay to not be okay.”
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