michelle williams of The Child of Destiny has always addressed her mental health issues, and now she’s partnering with LL cool J to draw more attention to mental health awareness.
The Grammy winner is working with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rapper’s Rock The Bells organization and Salesforce.org on a new campaign designed to meet the United Nations’ development goal of good health and well-being. be.
Williams has been an advocate for mental health awareness since 2013.
“I have close friends who say, ‘Daughter, you inspired me to go process things.’ So I know I’m in my calling,” the 42-year-old singer told AfroTech.com. “I love it when I’m done talking and knowing someone has hope or a smile. on his face or that he doesn’t feel like something is wrong with him.”
“The mental health discussion in 2013 is different than it is in 2022,” Williams says. “I’m proud and excited that we’re talking about it, sharing more of it, and people doing it through their platforms or their music. I find people are more transparent and more vulnerable. So we’re removing the stigma on a daily basis before that it is not erased.
Last week, Williams took part in The Mental Health Crisis is an Everyone Crisis: The Role of Brand + Culture panel at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France, which was sponsored by Rock The Bells and Salesforce.
LL will hold a panel on mental health at its Rock The Bells festival on August 6 at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City. The event will feature performances by Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Lil Kim and Jadakis.
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