Selena Gomez’s support for mental health causes her to continue to touch people.
The inclusive Ruderman Family Foundation honoured the Grammy-nominated musician on Monday for her work raising awareness of mental health.
Less than two weeks after the debut of her documentary, “My Mind & Me,” which documents her life after receiving lupus and bipolar disease diagnoses, the organisation announced Gomez the 2022 recipient of its Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion.
Gomez said on Monday that everyone should have access to mental health services because “mental health affects all of us” and that everyone has a responsibility to do so. “I believe that by leveraging my platform and sharing my own story, we may all be more empowered to talk about mental health with young people.”
By promising to donate 1% of the sales from her Rare Beauty cosmetics line, Gomez, 30, has given more than $1.7 million to different mental health charities.
Since the Ruderman Family Foundation started giving out the inclusion award almost ten years ago, other recipients have included actors Marlee Matlin and Taraji P. Henson, as well as sportsmen Kevin Love and Michael Phelps.
The smash songs “Hands to Myself,” “Come and Get It,” and “Love You Like a Love Song” are among those that Gomez is most well-known for. She first gained notoriety as a Disney Channel kid star.