Ariana Grande is giving $2 million of therapy sessions to her fans
Ari knows what the people need.
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We’ve all been through some bad shit this year, and there’s no shame in having had it turn you into a sad bitch rather than, say, a savage. Pop princess Ariana Grande has decided to take the ever-worsening mental health crisis into her own hands, and will be distributing $2 million (that’s about £1.4 million) among her fans to help them combat the problem head-on with therapy, in partnership with mental health support organisation Better Help.
Thanks to Ari, signing up with Better Help — a Silicon Valley enterprise which aims to match those seeking counselling with a licensed therapist — will get you a full month of free online therapy, with the option to renew the next month with a 15% discount. After that you’re on your own, but every little helps, right?
Ariana announced the partnership on Instagram earlier this week, writing: “Thrilled to be working with @betterhelp to give away $1,000,000 of free therapy! 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!” Aww, bless her.
Even better, following the popularity of Ariana’s original announcement, the platform have since announced that they would be doubling the amount of counselling on offer, giving away another $1 million.
“I so hope that this will be a helpful starting point and that you’ll be able to build space for this in your lives and continue!” Ari continued. “Healing is not linear or easy but you are worth the effort and time, I promise!” Those are the facts, and we love her for saying them.
You can head over to betterhelp.com/ariana to jumpstart your mental health journey with a little help from the legend that wrote thank u, next, the original guide to the “gracious acceptance of tragedy and loss”. We wouldn’t want it any other way.