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A note from Selena Gomez

Founder of the Rare Impact Fund

Mental health is personal for me. I went a long time without the mental health support I needed because I didn’t understand what I was feeling. After experiencing what felt like endless highs and lows that would take me out for weeks at a time, I finally got the support I needed to better understand what I was going through. But I’m learning every day that supporting my mental health is a journey. Not every day is perfect—it’s not for me, and it’s not for anyone. And too many people don’t have access to the resources and education they need to support their mental health.

That’s why I started the Rare Impact Fund. The Rare Impact Fund is committed to expanding access to mental health services and education for young people everywhere. We work with a strong network of supporters and experts to bring mental health resources into educational settings that reach young people.

Because no one—regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or background—should struggle alone.

It’s been my biggest dream to make a positive impact in this world, and we each have a role to play. I hope by sharing my own story and using my platforms for good, we can empower more young people to address their mental health. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.


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About the Rare Impact Fund

The Rare Impact Fund was started by Selena Gomez as part of her commitment to addressing mental health and self-acceptance. The Rare Impact Fund is raising $100 million over the next ten years to expand access to mental health services and education for young people around the world. We collaborate with a network of grantees, donors, and community to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and provide young people with access to the resources they need to support their mental health. This includes co-creating free mental health content with our partners and sharing it through our website, social media, and events.

As part of this effort, 1% of all Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez sales are donated to the Rare Impact Fund, in addition to raising funds from philanthropic foundations, individuals, corporate partners, and the community.

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