In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on Sunday, 6lack released a PSA to announce his partnership with local organization Mental Health America of Los Angeles and global therapy service BetterHelp. The Grammy-nominated singer-rapper hopes to utilize his platform and personal experiences to further inform BIPOC communities about mental health resources, as well as advocate for fundamental changes within the entertainment industry.
"The past few years have been especially tough for black people, specifically when it comes to mental health," he told Billboard. "I'm lucky enough to have access to mental health resources, and a support system of friends and family, but recognize that not everyone is that fortunate. I wanted to do my part to help create a support system for others to start their mental health journey."
Additionally, 6lack and BetterHelp will be donating six months worth of therapy to 50 BIPOC students in MHALA’s Transition-Age Youth Program, which helps young adults ages 18-25 with mental health needs and emotional disturbances, and who are homeless or nearly homeless, to fully integrate into the community.