Selena Gomez Announced As February's Cybersmiler of the Month Award Winner
As part of her recovery, Selena has been focusing on helping others to open up and seek help for their mental health issues and advises anyone suffering from the pressures of social media to take a break. If you are affected by anything touched on within this article, follow the links to our various support services or click on the blue logo icon at the bottom right of the screen to start using Cybersmile Assistant, our smart AI support assistant.
Cybersmile are proud to announce actress, singer and producer, Selena Gomez as February’s Cybersmiler of The Month Award winner for her inspiring bravery in sharing her personal battle with anxiety and mental-health problems in the hope of breaking down stigma associated with mental health-related issues. In winning the coveted award, Selena joins a number of previous winners including John Legend, Daisy Edgar-Jones and JoJo Siwa in the Cybersmiler Of The Month Hall of Fame.
Selena, who’s entertainment career began at the age of 10, opened up publicly about her own personal struggle with anxiety after revealing she had been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder in 2020. The star admitted that the diagnosis had been a relief for her and has helped her to understand the problem, commenting, ‘”Once the information was there, it was less scary.”
Selena has also praised her fans for sharing their own experiences with mental health problems and how they coped. She hopes that by sharing her own story, and the stories of others, her audience will be able to understand more about how mental health problems can affect people and also what help and support is available.
“There are so many unrealistic expectations for women in our society and a pressure to look and act a certain way. Social media has definitely influenced our idea of “perfect,” and we often turn to these platforms for validation and comfort. But in the end, this also makes us all feel a bit lonelier.”
Selena Gomez, Cybersmiler of the Month
As part of her recovery, Selena has focused on helping others to open up and seek help for their mental health issues and strongly advocates therapies based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques, that are designed to help people manage stress and anxiety more effectively. She also advises anyone suffering from the pressures of social media to take a break.
Everybody at Cybersmile HQ believes Selena thoroughly deserves February’s Cybersmiler of the Month Award for her bravery and selflessness in opening up so publicly to help others – well done Selena!
You can explore the Cybersmiler of the Month Award winners Hall of Fame to see a full list of previous recipients and learn more about becoming a brand sponsor of the award here.
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