There is a saying “it's okay to not be okay.” But what happens when we literally are not okay? Do we run and hide from others and ourselves? Do we speak up and speak out? Truthfully, no one has the ultimate answer on dealing with mental health. However, if we normalize the conversation and let go of the stigma, mental health can be tackled and defeated.
It’s always refreshing to see celebrities and other public figures use their platform for mental health awareness. It shows that they too understand the struggle and know that it's real. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and actor MAJOR., known for his hit single Why I Love You, is dropping his first motivating mental health album entitled MAJOR.HOPE Motivations.
MAJOR.HOPE Motivations is a spoken word album that tackles, targets, and strengthens your spirit by none other than MAJOR. himself. Songs such as The Moment, which makes you realize that being present is a present, is just one example of how this album speaks volumes. For an artist who is known as the “Hope Dealer,” this is a monumental moment that will enlighten and encourage millions across the world.
What urged you to use your platform to create awareness for mental health?
MAJOR.: Firstly, it’s my why and it’s my purpose. It’s my God assignment. Early on in life, I was awakened to this life call to assure I help people from all walks of life to hope and heal. I have the language. It comes naturally to me and whether it’s entertainment or simple conversations, the amplification of HOPE is what I’m going to do. Too many are hurting in silence and just as many are hurting out loud. I choose to respond with a remedy: MAJOR.HOPE.
You are affectionately known as music’s “Hope Dealer”. Explain what that title means to you and your audience.