Here's What To Know About Wondermind, Selena Gomez' New Mental Health Platform

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  • Selena Gomez
    Selena Gomez
    American singer and actress
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
  • Selena Gomez is launching a brand new mental health platform with the help of her mom, Mandy Teefey.

  • The 29-year-old actress is teaming up with experts to offer free resources to subscribers.

  • “Being vulnerable and seeking help is one of the most terrifying things in the world,” Selena explained. “It requires much courage and bravery.”

Selena Gomez' new project Wondermind is out to change the way we think about mental health. The pop star, 29, started the company with her mom, Mandy Teefey, and Daniella Pierson "to create a world where caring for your mental health is democratized and destigmatized," according to Wondermind's website.

Wondermind emails daily mental health resources directly to subscribers that are designed to improve mental fitness. "It takes more than an inspirational quote to really change your mindset. Even if you see a therapist (which is amazing), you still need to work on yourself between sessions," the site says.

"(You wouldn’t expect physical fitness results seeing a trainer only once in a while, would you?) That’s what Wondermind is here for—to give you easy, doable ways to put your mental fitness first every single day."

"To us, mental fitness means creating a routine; working through your feelings to better understand your mind—with the right tools and community to support growth. It means committing to a daily practice, even when you feel out of your comfort zone (which shows it’s working!)," the founders explain on the site.

Wondermind includes everything from candid conversations about mental health to tangible tools designed to help users focus and reflect. As Selena says in a video on the website, "I want there to be a place of people coming together and understanding that they're not alone."

"Being vulnerable and seeking help is one of the most terrifying things in the world,” she continued. “It requires much courage and bravery.” In the clip, each founder shares their own mental health struggle: Mandy reveals her misdiagnosis before realizing she had ADHD, while Pierson mentions her lifelong battle with OCD.

And, Selena opens up about dealing with bipolar disorder. “I understand what it's like to be confused and not really understand what are these feelings and emotions coming from," she said. "I live with bipolar—I don't suffer from it anymore. I'm really happy and proud of the progress I have made.”

Wondermind is also creating a podcast "where no topic is taboo and everyone is welcome," according to the site. Based on a recent Instagram post from Selena, Wondermind is set to launch officially in 2022—but subscribers can sign up with their emails now for updates.

"Welcome to Wondermind! The first mental fitness ecosystem," Mandy wrote in a recent IG caption. "I’ve battled mental health since I was child and took me decades to realize with the right support and tools I can live with my ADHD and work through my trauma. So, we wanted to create an ecosystem for anybody and everybody to have access to these tools and celebrate their individuality!! Let’s wondermind!! XO @officialwondermind"

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