Selena Gomez hosted her first Benefit Gala for the Rare Impact Fund. It is the charity arm of her Rare Beauty cosmetics company on Wednesday. Money raised from the event’s ticket sales and auction is to go to Rare Impact. The fund is set to ensure that young people have access to mental health resources. Read on to find out how Selena has been championing mental health.
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Gomez’s Rare Impact Fund has already contributed $3 million in grants to twenty-four organizations around the world. Gomez’s friend, actress Francia Raisa praised Gomez for being “a brown woman that’s highlighting (mental health) and she has the platform that she has, I’m super proud.” Other A-Listers like her “Only Murders in the Building” costar Martin Short, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Paul Rudd have contributed to the Rare Impact Fund Benefit auction.
All the big-ticket celebrity donations to Selena Gomez’s Rare Impact Fund Benefit https://t.co/Na2iNpwm5N— The Independent (@Independent) October 5, 2023
Speaking of the benefit, Selena has said that it was “the culmination of a lifelong dream. But it also stemmed from some of the darkest moments in my life.” Speaking of her mental health struggles, she said at the event, “I struggled with the world inside my head for a long time and I felt lost and I felt hopeless at times. In 2020, I received my diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and to be honest, everything quickly changed. I got the knowledge and the answers I had been desperate for so long, and understanding that makes me more aware of it, and I’m less afraid than I used to be.”
The singer is often very open with her fans and the media about her mental health struggles. It has inspired her to create her Rare Impact charity. The Rare Impact Fund works to reduce the stigma and taboos around mental health. It also expands access to mental health services, resources, and education for the youth.