Somewhere in between shooting Only Murders in the Building with legends Steve Martin and Martin Short and running her Rare Beauty empire, Selena Gomez has been working on a project close to her heart – Wondermind, a multimedia platform that aims to de-stigmatise mental health and make resources more accessible for all.
The superstar who has been very open about her own mental health experiences including living with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, teamed up with her mama, Mandy Teefey and journalist Daniella Pierson (who have both also lived with mental health issues) to create the platform which sent out its first newsletter today.
Wondermind promises to provide expert-backed treatment methods, as well as podcasts, TV series, daily articles, books and more and the ultimate aim is to make it okay to talk about mental illness – which is so important, given 1 in 5 of us in Australia experience some form of mental ill health, every year. (And these were stats obtained before the pandemic hit.)
“Every person has their own mental health journey. If we ignore them, glamorise them or hide them from the world, it doesn’t change that the journey is very real, ” Selena shares in a statement.
“Wondermind is extending a larger mental health conversation that began for so many during the pandemic.”
“We’ve each had our own mental health struggles, and we realised there was no inclusive, fun and easy place where people could come together to explore, discuss and navigate their feelings. So we created it,” the trio posted on Instagram earlier this year.
Wondermind will also feature interviews with notable figures including prominent psychiatrists, celebrities and athletes and provide listeners with actionable steps to keep up their own mental fitness.
“We hope to be the one stop shop for all aspects of mental fitness,” Mandy says.
“Far from medical or preachy, we’ve struck a balance between education, media and self-reflection that truly inspires growth.”
You can learn more about it all at Wondermind.com
(Feature Image Credit: courtesy Wondermind)