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6 Familiar Faces Who Have Made It Their Duty To Advocate For Mental Health

Entertainers and professional athletes are among the groups of people who recognize how critical it is to prioritize one’s mental well-being. From blogs to social media, they are constantly in harm’s way for public scrutiny. Despite the trials and tribulations that arise, there are still examples in the industries of figures who take the negativity and transform it into something for the greater good. Here are six familiar faces who have made it their duty to advocate for mental health.

May 11, 2022

10 Instagram Accounts Changing The Conversation Around Black Mental Health

The key to a happy life is getting your mental health in check! While this generation is certainly more open to mental health practices, the Black community still has a ways to go when it comes to changing the narrative around all aspects of our health. That’s right, just because you can’t physically see a difference when it comes to mental health, it’s important to pay attention to how you feel. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we here at AfroTech have compiled a list of Instagram accounts that will keep your sanity in check. BLACK GIRL IN OM This is a “space for women of color to breathe easy,” founded by Lauren Ash. The global platform offers holistic wellness workshops that include everything from body-restoring yoga to journaling. It also includes “The Circle” a digital initiative that provides its members with guided meditations, journaling prompts, and thought exercises to continue to uphold the global community of Black women and women of color.   View this post on...

May 24, 2021

Big Sean And His Mother Aim To Make Mental Health Assistance More Accessible Through Digital Series

Big Sean and his mother are making mental health more accessible. According to Page Six, the 33-year-old entertainer and his mother, Myra Anderson, are set to launch a weekly video series dedicated to wellness. Episodes will span between 10 to 15 minutes and the mother-and-son duo will discuss free and low-cost techniques in an effort to help their audience “attain and maintain emotional balance.” “I feel that Mental Health Awareness Month is the perfect time to talk with my mom about some of the things I have learned from her that have helped me along the way, and I hope will help others,” said Big Sean in a statement. Throughout the duration of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, a video will be posted each and every Saturday. Each episode will be posted on the Sean Anderson Foundation website along with the organization’s Instagram and will cover everything from diet and exercise to sleep and meditation. In the past, Big Sean has always been transparent about his...

Apr 30, 2021

Music Artists Team Up For Nationwide Campaign Championing Mental Health Awareness For Black Youth

Just ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month, some of today’s biggest music artists have teamed up to kick off a new nationwide campaign championing positive mental health for Black and brown youth. Sound It Out — created by the Ad Council, in partnership with Pivotal Ventures and a coalition of organizations — is a national initiative that’s using the power and soul of music to help parents and guardians offer better support and resources to their middle school aged kids and help boost their emotional wellness. According to a press release, the new campaign features exclusive new music for an album and interviews from all participating recording artists, including KAMAUU, Tobe Nwigwe, Lauren Jauregui and Empress Of. In addition to contributing music, all artists were able to participate in candid, intimate conversations with middle schoolers and their caregivers, facilitated by mental health experts, to assist in translating the kids’ emotions and experiences into their respective...

Apr 29, 2021