Ariana Grande has confessed that seeking therapy saved her life.
The Rain On Me hitmaker, 28, is kindly donating $1million (£719,000) towards accessible free therapy in a bid to help those who are currently suffering in silence.
The pop star, who has been incredibly candid and open about her own struggles with depression and anxiety, has teamed up with mental health ambassadors Better Help.
Taking to her Instagram account on Wednesday, the talented star urged her fans to speak out and seek help to better their mental wellbeing.
Ariana penned: “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.
“I hope that you’ll take advantage of this opportunity and go to betterhelp.com/ariana to be matched with a licensed therapist for one free month.
“After that, you’ll have the choice to renew and continue. I do 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.
“Healing is not linear or easy but you are worth the effort and time, I promise.”
Ariana’s generous gesture comes after the star previously admitted that therapy saved her life.
Back in 2018, the singer tweeted: “Therapy has saved my life so many times.”
Then in 2019, Ariana said her depression and anxiety was at ‘an all-time high’.
The singer was forced to cancel a string of meet and greets with fans after she suffered a bout of panic attacks.
Ahead of one event, Ariana took to Instagram to inform her fans that she was unable to attend due to her anxiety.
In a statement, she penned: “Hi my loves. Time for some honesty. My anxiety and depression have been at an all-time high lately. I have been giving you all I’ve got and trying to push through as hard as I can to mask it.
“Today has been an extra rough one. After a handful of panic attacks, I feel like the wisest decision would be to not do soundcheck party or meet and greet today and preserve my energy for the show.”
Thankfully, Ariana was able to turn it around with the help of therapy and talking through her issues.
If you’re struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their site to find your local branch.