Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me

NZ release: 04 November 2022

Offensive language and suicide themes Rated on: 10 November 2022

Selena Gomez My Mind & Me

What’s it about?

This film documents singer and actress Selena Gomez over a six year period. She reveals the highs and lows of her journey to fame and the struggles with her physical and mental well-being in the wake of her diagnosis with lupus and bipolar disorder.

The facts

  • Director: Alek Keshishian
  • Runtime: 95 mins
  • English language

Why did it get this rating?

This film was self-rated by Apple. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Suicide

The documentary includes conversations about Selena’s struggles with mental health, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and bi-polar disorder. A lot of her struggles with mental health are related to lupus, her autoimmune condition, and the pressures of growing up famous.

Several fans talk to Selena about having suicidal thoughts in the past and Selena admits to having these feelings herself. The discussions are brief and there is no explanation of suicide methods.

Selena expresses a need for young people to learn how to recognise their emotions and understand that they are not alone in their struggles. The film’s overall message is positive and stresses the importance of having connections with others.

Offensive language

The F-bomb is occasionally mentioned in a casual way in the film.

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