She has teamed up with her mother, Mandy Teefey, and The Newsette founder and CEO, Daniella Pierson, to create the media company, which is set to launch in February 2022.
“I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized I was bipolar.” , Gomez said. “And so when I got more information, it really helped me. It doesn’t scare me once I know that.”
Pierson also opened up in the video, saying she suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder since childhood.
The three said they were struggling to find a safe space online where they could engage with edifying mental health content on a daily basis. Enter Wondermind.
Daily commitment to mental health
The platform’s strategy is focused on mental fitness, offering daily exercises that people can do to strengthen their mental health.
They will be launching physical products as part of this plan, starting with a physical journal that will contain creative prompts, according to the Wondermind spokesperson. Meredith Sidman.
âYour mind is really like a muscle, and to work on it every day requires content and tools, and we’re excited to provide that to all of you,â Pierson said in the video.
The site also hinted at launching a podcast that would be a platform for others to share their mental health issues. Teefey will host the podcast and interview high-profile psychiatrists, athletes and celebrities, Sidman said.
âI’m so excited about Wondermind because I want there to be a place where people come together and understand that they’re not alone,â Gomez said in the video.
Many mental health advocates will be sharing their expertise on the website, starting with Minaa B., registered therapist in New York City, and John Kim, registered therapist and host of “The Angry Therapist” podcast.
Long-term support for education
Besides Wondermind, Gomez’s cosmetics company Rare Beauty launched the Rare Impact Fund in July 2020 with the goal of raising $ 100 million over 10 years to fund mental health education.