Ariana Grande is now giving away $2 million in therapy to fans: ‘Feel OK asking for help’

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Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Ariana Grande is now upping the ante to ensure more of her fans can get access to free therapy.

In a social media post on Instagram earlier this week, Grande explained that she was “thrilled” to be working with Better Help to give $1 million worth of therapy. By Wednesday, Better Help announced that because “so many of you” were taking advantage, they has raised the amount to $2 million in free therapy.

Fans who sign up for this opportunity will be matched with a licensed therapist for one free month and receive a 15% discount if they renew for a second month.

The 28-year-old singer explained why she’s giving therapy to fans in her Instagram caption.

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“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-judgment in doing so,” she wrote.

The “Positions” singer acknowledged that this donation would not remove the financial barrier to therapy that often stops people from being able to access it.

However, Grande said she hopes that this will be a “helpful starting point” for fans to be able to “build space” for therapy in their lives. She wrapped up by writing, “healing is not linear or easy but you are worth the effort and time, I promise!”

Grande has been very vocal over the years about mental health, including her own. She once tweeted out to fans in 2018, “therapy has saved my life so many times” when asked about her therapist.

-Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 5, 2018

The singer told British Vogue she had post-traumatic stress disorder following the Manchester bombing at her concert in 2017, and later wrote about her struggles with mental health in her songs, including “Breathin” and “Get Well Soon” from the “Sweetener” album.

Back in May, Grande shared an Instagram slideshow at the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to end “the stigma around mental health” and normalize “asking for help.”

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