Big Sean steps up for Mental Health with new wellness series

The idea stemmed from his mother, Myra
Big Sean, Myra Anderson
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By , Audacy

Ready to step your wellness game up? Big Sean and his mother, Myra are here to help. The mother-son team are launching a wellness series presented by Sean's foundation.

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Each Saturday in May, a new 10-15 minute episode will be released in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Episodes will discuss sleep, meditation, diet, exercise and what Sean calls "the emotional freedom technique." All techniques to boost mental health and wellness will be free or low cost.

Sean explained via Twitter that the idea for the series came straight from his mother— "this was her idea by da way, she deserve all da credit. My whole life she put me n my friends on so many gems that helped a lot. She said, 'now we gotta tell the world some of the major things that helped you along in life, people need help more than ever.'"

In a statement, Myra explained, "Sean and I wanted to share some of the no- or low-cost techniques that we have used over the years to help us attain and maintain emotional balance. In the future, we may do a deeper dive into some of these techniques and other tools that we use."

In the past, Sean has opened up about his mental health issues. In 2019, he revealed, "I stepped back from everything I was doing, everything I had going on, because somewhere in the middle of it, dawg, I just felt lost and I didn’t know how I got there [...] I realized that it all started with me and I had to analyze myself. I couldn’t point the finger at anybody else. I had to point it at myself and nurture those relationships that were important to me, but most importantly nurture the relationship with myself."

The video series will live on the Sean Anderson Foundation website and via the foundation's IGTV. Check out the first episode on "Mindset" above.

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Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.