Selena Gomez Awarded for her Mental Health Advocacy

Brynna Pierson, Staff Writer

On Monday, Selena Gomez was honored for her mental health advocacy about her own struggles and how to find help. The Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion was given to Gomez by the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation. She was honored because of her inspiring advocacy from her own experiences and how to cope.

Gomez has been struggling with mental health for a while, with her being diagnosed with Lupus and Bipolar Disorder. In 2020, she even started the Rare Impact Fund that donates 1% of her sales, from her makeup line, to help mental health services, and educating the youth. Her fund has been able to distribute $1.7 million to many health organizations to greater the importance of teen and adult mental health.