More people are starting to address the importance of mental health in our community. For rapper Big Sean and his mother Myra Anderson, the conversation continues to grow. The Detroit-born, multi-platinum rapper and his mom recently announced the launch of their wellness video series presented by their non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation. The series will cover an abundance of different techniques presented by Anderson in 10-15-minute video form. Each week starting May 1st at 12 pm EST/9 am PST, Anderson will touch on topics such as mindset, sleep/circadian rhythms, meditation, diet/exercise, and the emotional freedom technique (EFT). What a way to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!
Regarding the series, Myra stated “Sean and I wanted to share some of the no or low-cost techniques that we have used over the years to help us attain and maintain emotional balance. In the future, we may do a deeper dive into some of these techniques and other tools that we use.”
What I love most about this is The Sean Anderson Foundation is behind the creation of the series. This is an organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for underserved youth and their families, especially in the Black community. The foundation recently hosted a Mental Health Awareness panel that heavily explored the stigma about dealing with mental health in the Black community. It's apparent that more and more, organizations, the community, and leaders are starting to step up during these times of racial inequality and issues involving the police and Black Lives Matter. We need this more than ever. We need a reset on our minds because all these issues are happening back to back. This series will help the community to cope and manage their mental health.
“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,” says Big Sean.
Watch the first video below.