6LACK Donates Therapy Sessions to Students of Color in Los Angeles

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Musician 6LACK is teaming up with MHALA and Better Help to give therapy sessions to students in Los Angeles.

Grammy-nominated artist 6LACK is doing his part to help protect and preserve the mental health of the youth in Los Angeles.  

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According to HipHopDX, in partnership with Mental Health America of Los Angeles and therapy service Better Help, six months’ worth of therapy sessions will be donated to 50 students in Mental Health America of Los Angeles’ Transition-Age Youth program. The program works to help young adults with mental health problems, and those who are experiencing or close to facing homelessness.  

6LACK posted about the initiative on Instagram for World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to educating, raising awareness and advocating against the stigma of mental health conditions and problems.  

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In the post, he said, “The last few years have been pretty tough on the brain, heart and spirit. 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 & Better Help 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.”  

This is not the first time the artist has worked to tackle mental health. In 2020, his label LVRN launched a mental health division to help other artists and their staff handle depression and anxiety that comes from the entertainment industry.  

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