Camila Cabello has long used her platform to promote mental health care and awareness. Her latest effort aims to assist activists by making sure they have the resources to take care of their mental health.
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This past January, Cabello teamed up with the nonprofit Movement Voter Fund and launched the Healing Justice Project. The fund provided grants to 10 BIPOC, LGBTQ+and youth-led organizations to help cover six months worth of mental health support for their workers.
Cabello was recently featured in PEOPLE as part of their Women Changing the World issue and spoke out about her own mental health journey and what inspired her to launch the Healing Justice Project.
"A lot of activists don't have the time or resources to take care of themselves," she said.
"When you're struggling or feeling burnout, it's hard to show up for other people. You have to heal yourself before you can heal the community."
"As I learned more about other people's experiences in the world, I was like, 'How do I help the people who are on the frontlines of dismantling systems that create oppression? And how do I bridge that with my own personal journey with mental health and healing?'" she added.
Alongside the Movement Voter Fund, nearly $250,000 has been donated to ten different organizations across the country.
"What all the organizations have in common is that they are helping their communities, especially marginalized groups in their communities," Cabello said. "They all also expressed a need for these mental wellness resources."
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