Charlamagne Tha God Launches Mental Wealth Alliance To Guarantee Generational Support For Black Mental Health

by Duke Magazine

Charlamagne Tha God is keen on resonating the discourse around Black mental health. 

Recently, the Radio Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most influential voices in modern culture has announced the launch of the Mental Wealth Alliance (MWA), an initiative founded to accelerate, destigmatize and center state-of-the-art mental health care and outreach across the United States.

MWA is also on his way of building a long-term system that provides generational support for Black communities.

“My founding of the Mental Wealth Alliance is the manifestation of a deeply personal vision,” said The Breakfast Club host in a press statement. “I believe improving Black mental health is a core tenet of restoring souls, igniting wealth, and inspiring upliftment for Black America.”

A product of Charlamagne’s vision, the new groundbreaking effort is set to not only partner with Black-led organizations and experts, but MWA will also raise $100 million over the next five years to activate its three major pillars of life-changing impact; To Train, To Teach, and To Treat.

In the past few years, Charlamagne has become more transparent about his journey to self-discovery and healing through psychotherapy to address anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Recently, he shared his vision with Vice President Kamala Harris during her candidacy to support her mental health platform for America.

“A strange thing happens when you start to tell your story,” Charlamagne said, according to the press release. “It encourages other people to tell theirs, and slowly but surely the stigma around mental health in the Black community starts to dissipate, because folks learn that it’s ok to not be ok and more importantly seek help for not being ok. It was never in my plans to become a mental health advocate, but after I started discussing my journey, writing about it in my second book, Shook One, talking about therapy, and sharing life experiences with listeners, a lot of people reached out to me. I want to be a part of providing that help. That’s why I created MWA.”

The founding partners and distinguished board members of the foundation include author, Chief Impact Officer at Chopra Global, master-wellbeing educator, Devi Brown; mental health advocate and educator, Dr. Tim Shriver; and global brand strategist, Broadway and film producer, and founder/CEO of The Britto Agency, Marvet Britto.

Mental health expert, nonprofit founder, disparities scientist, and psychologist Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble has also been tapped by Charlamagne and the founders to provide thought leadership and guidance as inaugural Chief Mental Wellness Officer (CMWO).

“Charlamagne has consistently been a force for change in the world by seeking change within himself,” said Ms. Brown. “I am deeply honored to be a founding member of MWA and join him in his mission to provide the BIPOC community with access to mental health services and tools for well-being in service to freedom, emotional trauma, and the embodiment of inner peace.”

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