Mental health and wellness are often unspoken of in the African American community, especially amongst Black men. However, what was once a taboo topic of discussion is slowly being addressed and those suffering in silence can finally get the help they need.
Globally, nearly 350 million people will struggle with depression this year. Women are largely diagnosed with depression, while men are commonly diagnosed with chronic stress. Mental health issues impact people of all ages. It’s no doubt that stress, depression, and anxiety are indeed difficult to deal with. However, with the help of therapy, self-care, and a strong support system, the road to mental health is closer than you think. That’s where the new black-owned self-care app, Elevate, comes in.
Created by Aaron Warrick, Greg Wilson, and Dante’ Wade, the Elevate app serves as a personal guide to mental, physical, and emotional success. It equips users with the necessary tools to overcome adversity and manifest their best selves by providing daily inspirational quotes and readings, self- improving challenges, interactive videos and podcasts, access to external mental wellness hotlines, and most importantly, the ability to join a community of like-minded individuals, giving users a controlled and safe space to share and be inspired by others. The platform also monitors and updates its users on their progress over time.
Elevate officially launches Saturday, February 22, 2020, and is available on iOS and Android devices. For more details and to download visit: getelevateapp.com