6LACK’s “Calling My Phone,” which featured Lil Tjay and reached No. Three on the Billboard Hot 100 before going platinum was his biggest hit of the year. The East Atlanta Love Letter singer is fully aware, though, that the last few years haven’t been nice to everyone, particularly individuals of color.
6LACK announced cooperation with Mental Health America of Los Angeles and the global counseling service BetterHelp to bring mental health resources and information to Black communities on Sunday, October 10th, in honor of Mental Health Day.
6LACK and BetterHelp are teaming up to give 50 BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) people six months of treatment sessions.
“The last few years have been pretty tough on the brain, heart, and spirit,” 6LACK wrote on Instagram on Monday (October 11), along with a video message announcing his mental health partnership. “I’m blessed enough to have access to mental health resources and a support system of friends and family, but I recognize that not everyone from my community is that fortunate.
“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.”
Make sure you watch his video below.