As someone who has benefitted from the use of mental health resources, 6LACK teamed up with two organizations to provide BIPOC youth in Los Angeles with necessary tools to cope with life’s obstacles. According to Billboard, the East Atlanta Love Letter singer has partnered with global therapy service BetterHelp to donate six months worth of therapy sessions to BIPOC students in the Transition-Age Youth Program at the Mental Health America of Los Angeles.
“The last few years have been pretty tough on the brain, heart and spirit,” 6LACK announced on Monday (Oct. 11), the day after World Mental Health Day.
He continued, “I wanted to do my part to help create a support system for others to start their mental health journey, and so I’ve partnered with MHALA & BetterHelp to help destigmatize the conversation, and provide resources to those who need it most — our youth. Tap in and see if there’s anything that speaks to you or for anyone you know.”
6LACK, whose LVRN record label launched a mental health division last year, also expressed his interest in seeing those in the entertainment industry embrace the topic of mental health and seek professional help when necessary.
“I’ve always done check-ins with myself to see how I feel about myself, life and the things around me,” he explained. “I will say it wasn’t until recent[ly] that I actually learned the importance of getting to the source of the things that don’t make me feel great.”
“I want to share my experiences and talk about the resources/things that helped me, in order to spark people to do the same for themselves,” he added. “Sometimes support is all you need to take the first step, so I want my first step to encourage someone else’s first step.”
See 6LACK’s PSA below.