When it comes to the conversation surrounding mental health, it is never easy. It’s actually pretty complicated. And there is this thing, that no matter how many conversations that we have, there remains a stigma.
Yet we have to keep having the conversations, because it is important.
One person that has continued the conversation, no matter what has happened is Selena Gomez. Her openness about mental health has made a difference in the world.
“I wanted there to be a conversation started. I wasn’t ashamed, and I wanted it to lead to something healing.” she said when talking to Fast Company.
Through her tears she said, “When I was younger, I thought I could save the world. It breaks my heart to hear a girl come up to me and say, ‘I was so close to taking my life, but when I watched your documentary, I couldn’t imagine doing that anymore.’ That’s the coolest gift, but yeah, look at me…It’s crazy to have that responsibility.”
Taking this responsibility, it’s a big thing. But we appreciate all that she has. It’s definitely something that is important to change the conversation around mental health.