The 28-year-old artist spoke out against the stereotype that portrays mental health as unimportant and demands constant strength.
Mental health is just as crucial as physical health and it is only recently that it is been given the importance it deserves. Not secluded to a particular age group or gender, mental health issues like depression, anxiety and so on can take a toll on anyone. Therefore, it becomes important to seek help and reach out to available resources when our mental health seems to be going downhill. Award-winning rapper, Megan Thee Stallion talks about the importance of acknowledging mental health issues in her recent Instagram post.
In collaboration with the Seize The Awkward organization, the 28-year-old has been promoting mental health and the need to seek help. She has been actively destroying the stereotype that mental health doesn’t matter and you just have to be strong. In her recent post, Megan is seen voicing her opinion on the importance of mental health as she highlights how society shushes victims with mental health issues. She started by saying, “I’ve always been told, I gotta be strong. Thick-skinned. Stiff upper lip. Tough as nails.” She then shared a relatable statement saying, "To be everything for everybody, it wears on you.”
With several metaphorical visuals to accompany, the rapper adds, “'Black don’t crack' they say, but it can. I can. We all can.” She then confidently gives the message many crave to hear, “Y’all, it’s okay not to be okay.” With her popular song ‘Anxiety’ rising in volume, she goes on to share a message. “Reach out to a friend if you see them going through it. No matter who you are, being vulnerable is what makes us whole.” The video received more than two hundred thousand views and likes. Fans poured in thanks and expressed how much they needed this. @pyrothemenace said, “Thank you for advocating for mental health.”
@neimah_shabbazz said, “Sometimes you break, sometimes you fall, but when your faith is stronger than the hate they give, you’ll always come back stronger. Beautiful campaign Meg! This message is so important.” Megan has shared a series of interviews with the organization on topics like "Checking in on your friends" and "Opening up." In one of the videos she mentioned, “I got involved in this campaign because I genuinely know what it feels like where I don’t want to open up or don’t want to talk about it.” She shared in the thought process of millions of people when she said, “I know what it feels like to be in your head and be like, ‘I can’t talk to anybody about this.’”
She also left a message for her fans saying, “I just want to tell my hotties out there, let it out, tell somebody because somebody does care.” She even has a website, ‘Bad b*tches have bad days too’ where she strongly promotes good mental health. The website is dedicated to reaching out to several victims struggling with their mental health unable to find help. With therapy platforms, collaborations with several organizations and helpline numbers, Megan is truly out there making a change promoting the idea that “it’s okay not to be okay.”
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