The 30-year-old singer and actress said she was “grateful to be alive” in the trailer, which was shared on Monday, October 10, in honor of World Mental Health Day.
In 2015, Gomez was involved in being diagnosed with lupus – a long-term and incurable condition that affects the immune system – and in 2017, she underwent a life-saving kidney transplant.
She has also been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
In the trailer, Gomez says to herself, “Be yourself Selena, nobody cares what you do. It’s about who I am. Being okay with where I am. I’m grateful to be alive.”
“Let me make a promise. I will stop living like this. How do I learn to breathe again?” she adds.
The trailer includes clips from Only the murders in the building An actor as a child, on tour, undergoing lupus treatment and crying over friends.
In one of the clips, she said, “All my life, since I was a kid, I’ve been working out. And I don’t want to be too famous. But I know if I’m here, I have to use that for good.”
The Rare Beauty founder also teased a new song in the documentary trailer, singing, “My brain and I, sometimes, don’t get along. And it’s hard to breathe, but I won’t change my life.”
The documentary is directed by Alec Kechichian, who also directed Madonna the truth documentary.
In an interview about my mind and meKechichian said, “I had no interest in doing a traditional doc-pop. I wanted to show something more realistic and Selena did too.
“She has a cruel vulnerability that has captured me… I had no idea at the time that it would become a six-year-old act of love.”
my mind and me Releases November 4, 2022 on Apple TV +.