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Selena Gomez visits White House to talk about mental health struggles alongside Dr. Jill Biden

Selena Gomez joined First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as she visited the White House to speak about her mental health struggles to de-stigmatize conversations about it.

The 29-year-old singer and actress participated in the Mental Health Youth Action Forum in Washington, DC to continue her mental health advocacy.

The panel brought together young leaders who are working on creative ways to support mental health in the US.

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Opening: Selena Gomez joined First Lady Dr. Jilly Biden as she visited the White House to speak about her mental health issues in order to de-stigmatize conversations about it.

Opening: Selena Gomez joined First Lady Dr. Jilly Biden as she visited the White House to speak about her mental health issues in order to de-stigmatize conversations about it.

Dynamic duo: Dr. Jill Biden introduced the star at the start of the panel at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as they posed for a snapshot together

Dynamic duo: Dr. Jill Biden introduced the star at the start of the panel at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as they posed for a snapshot together

Selena, who is the founder of the charity Rare Impact Fund, was outspoken about her struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder when she said, “The mentionable becomes manageable.”

“Just to tell a little about my journey, I felt like once I figured out what was going on in my mind…I had more freedom to be okay with what I had, because I was learning about it…Give the example that it’s a topic that can and should be discussed freely and without shame.’

The former Disney child star reportedly received treatment at a psychiatric facility after an emotional breakdown in November 2018.

Team Targets: (Pictured from left) Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, actress and mental health advocate Selena Gomez, Juan Acosta, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Jazmine Wildcat and Ayanna Kelly

Team Targets: (Pictured from left) Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, actress and mental health advocate Selena Gomez, Juan Acosta, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Jazmine Wildcat and Ayanna Kelly

Good cause: The 29-year-old singer/actress took part in the Mental Health Youth Action Forum in Washington, DC to continue her mental health advocacy

Good cause: The 29-year-old singer/actress took part in the Mental Health Youth Action Forum in Washington, DC to continue her mental health advocacy

Gorgeous: Selena looked stunning for the important event when she donned a sleeveless black mini dress with jewel detailing on top

Gorgeous: Selena looked stunning for the important event when she donned a sleeveless black mini dress with jewel detailing on top

Just the two of us: Selena was happy to pose with the First Lady

Just the two of us: Selena was happy to pose with the First Lady

He went on to explain on the forum: “When it comes to talking about and destigmatizing mental health, I want to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, has access to services that support their mental health.

‘And I want to challenge other companies and individuals to make a difference in the world by taking action to de-stigmatize mental health. We need all the help we can get to develop resources and services and increase access to those services for young people.’

Selena looked stunning for the important event when she donned a sleeveless black mini dress with jewel details on top.

Her brown hair was worn down as she accentuated her natural look with complementary makeup.

Selena, who is the founder of the Rare Impact Fund charity, was open about her struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder when she said:

Selena, who is the founder of the charity Rare Impact Fund, was open about her struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder when she said, “The mentionable becomes manageable.”

She continued:

She continued, “Just to tell a little bit about my journey, I felt like once I figured out what was going on in my mind…I had more freedom to be okay with what I had, because I was learning about it.” … It sets the example that it is a topic that can and should be discussed freely and without shame’

He went on to explain on the forum:

He went on to explain on the forum: ‘When it comes to talking about and destigmatizing mental health, I want to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, has access to services that support their mental health.’

The star was introduced by Dr. Jill Biden at the start of the panel at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The Only Murders In The Building star was supported by her mother, Mandy Teefey, who was reportedly seen crying as her daughter spoke.

Selena was also seen giving Ayanna Kelly a hug at the gathering hosted by MTV Entertainment Group and 18 leading mental health nonprofits.

The goal of the forum was to “engage youth in developing creative campaigns that reach communities most at risk with tangible ways to take mental health action,” according to the website.

Sweet: Selena was also seen giving Ayanna Kelly a hug at the gathering hosted by MTV Entertainment Group and 18 leading mental health nonprofits.

Sweet: Selena was also seen giving Ayanna Kelly a hug at the gathering hosted by MTV Entertainment Group and 18 leading mental health nonprofits.

Nice gesture: Dr. Biden met with several youth in attendance after the forum concluded

Nice gesture: Dr. Biden met with several youth in attendance after the forum concluded

Selena has been very open about her struggles, revealing in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with lupus and had undergone chemotherapy to treat it, and in 2017 she had to undergo a kidney transplant.

She struggled with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks as a result of her lupus and in 2016 announced that she was “taking some time off” to focus on mental health.

The singer-actress was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018 and has previously said the news was a relief for her because it ‘explained so much’ about her struggles.

Telltale: Selena (seen in New York on Tuesday) has been very open about her struggles, having revealed in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with lupus and had undergone chemotherapy to treat it, and in 2017 had to undergo a kidney transplant.

Telltale: Selena (seen in New York on Tuesday) has been very open about her struggles, having revealed in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with lupus and had undergone chemotherapy to treat it, and in 2017 had to undergo a kidney transplant.

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