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Selena Gomez receives award for her mental health advocacy

The New York Daily News - 11/14/2022

Selena Gomez continues to strike a chord through her mental health advocacy.

The Grammy-nominated singer was recognized Monday by the inclusivity-focused Ruderman Family Foundation for her work spreading awareness about mental health.

The organization named Gomez the 2022 recipient of its Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion, less than two weeks after the premiere of her documentary, “My Mind & Me,” that chronicles her life after being diagnosed with lupus and bipolar disorder.

“Mental health impacts all of us, and we each have a role to play in ensuring that everyone — regardless of their background — has access to mental health services,” Gomez said Monday. “I hope by sharing my own story and using my platform, we can empower each other and more young people to address mental health.”

Gomez, 30, has contributed more than $1.7 million to numerous mental health organizations through a promise to donate 1% of proceeds from her Rare Beauty cosmetics line.

Actresses Marlee Matlin and Taraji P. Henson and athletes Kevin Love and Michael Phelps have also received the inclusion honor since the Ruderman Family Foundation introduced it nearly a decade ago.

Gomez, who rose to fame as a Disney Channel child star, is known for hit songs such as “Hands to Myself,” “Come and Get It” and “Love You Like a Love Song.”

With News Wire Services

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