G Herbo has teamed up with Audiomack to launch a mental health initiative called Swervin’ Through Stress: Tools to Help Black Youth Navigate Mental Wellness. The program strives to “connect Black young adults with therapeutic resources that help inform and improve their mental health in pursuit of a better quality of life.”
The program will consist of 12 free therapy sessions for young Black adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
“‘Swervin’ Through Stress’ is a project I put together to put 150 kids through therapy,” he said.
75% OF MENTAL ILLNESSES BEGIN BY AGE 24 & 1 IN 3 AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO NEED CARE RECEIVE IT.
— G HERBO (@gherbo) July 31, 2020
“At their age, you never know how critical it can be to have someone to talk to — to have someone help you better yourself and your situation,” he added.
The Chicago native has also partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to create a mental health hotline. The hotline will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
“I understood at an early age that even though my story is significant in its own way, other people could relate to it. But I was never motivated to be a voice or a key focal point until I recognized I actually became a product of it,” he noted.