Newlywed pop superstar Ariana Grande has long advocated for mental health, openly sharing her struggles with PTSD following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack with British Vogue, discussing her grief over the loss of ex Mac Miller and delivering an impassioned endorsement of Mental Health Month in May.
"Here’s to ending the stigma around mental health and normalizing asking for help," she posted last month on her Instagram (carried via NME) along with links to mental-health resources.
Now, the Positions megastar is putting her money where her mouth is, plunking down $1 million to fund therapy for fans via mental-health site BetterHelp.
"While acknowledging that therapy should not be for a privileged few but something everyone has access to, and acknowledging that this doesn’t fix that issue in the long run, I really wanted to do this anyway 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 judgement in doing so!" the artist wrote in Twitter and Instagram posts announcing the partnership.
BetterHelp pairs users with licensed therapists. Through the partnership with Grande — who has said numerous times that therapy saved her life — BetterHelp is offering a free month of therapy to users, plus 15% off their second month.
"I so hope that this will be a helpful starting point and that you’ll be able to build a space in your lives and continue," she wrote.
Click here to access a month of free therapy courtesy of the "Thank U, Next" singer.