- Pop superstar Ariana Grande announced that she is giving away $1 million of free therapy to people who can’t afford it.
- Ariana believes every person should have access to therapy.
- Acknowledging that her donation wouldn’t fix long-term issues, Ariana hopes it could act as the start to a self-healing journey for some people
Popstar Ariana Grande announced last week that she is giving away $1 million of free therapy to underprivileged people.
In a Tuesday Instagram post, Ariana says she is thrilled to be partnering with BetterHelp program, which gives applicants the chance to have a free month of therapy plus 15 percent off on the second month.
According to its website, BetterHelp aims to make “professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.”
The Instagram post shared the link to BetterHelp’s website page detailing the BetterHelp program.
The singer also noted in her post that therapy shouldn’t be for “a privileged few,” but rather, “something everyone should have access to.” Ari also said she made the donation “in hopes of inspiring you to dip a toe in, to feel okay asking for help, and to hopefully rid your minds of any sort of self-judgment in doing so!”
In a previous Elle report, Ari has opened up during several occasions about how therapy helps her in fighting her own mental health issues.
The singer suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) since the Manchester Arena suicide bombing at her 2017 concert. The incident left 23 people dead.
Ari admitted in 2018 that therapy has saved her life a lot of times.
“If you’re afraid to ask for help, don’t be,” Ari commented in a 2018 now-deleted tweet. “You don’t have to be in constant pain & you can process trauma. I’ve got a lot of work to do but it’s a start to even be aware that it’s possible.”
Last month, Ari partnered with @transanta in “fulfilling wishlists for trans youth in need,” calling the project “Christmas in June.”
Ariana’s help comes at just the right time as reports noted that there’s an increase in prevalence of anxiety or depression in young adults.
“The mental health impact of the pandemic is much larger on younger adults,” said Dr. Shekhar Saxena of The Harvard School of Public Health. “The figures that we have from the U.S. suggest that almost two-thirds of the young adults have some symptoms of anxiety or depression or other psychological problems.”
Source: Tank’s Good News