Life Is Better With You Here is a campaign whose sole focus is to provide resources, support, and love for the African American community who suffer from mental health disorders or suicidal ideation. For those who feel the burden of racism, discrimination, gun violence, poverty, poor school systems, and the absence of adequate mental health resources and want to give up.
We are COMMITTED, PURPOSEFUL, and DELIBERATE in our encouragement and representation in the Black community! The main objective of “With You Here” is to be a reliable resource for people of color who suffer from Mental health disorders or suicidal ideation. We are actively identifying and collaborating with those who have suffered in silence while conditioned by a myopic society that says seeking help is a sign of weakness. Negative attitudes and religious beliefs towards people with mental health conditions are pervasive within the U.S. They can be extreme within the Black community due to the stigmas. One study showed that 63% of Black people believe that a mental health condition is a sign of personal weakness. As a result, our community may experience shame and are reluctant to seek help.Suicide is a preventable public health crisis and we need get proactive in addressing it in the black community.