Megan Thee Stallion LGBTQIA+ resources website
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion launches mental health website for the LGBTQIA+ community
Megan Thee Stallion is a global superstar. The rapper, originally from Houston Texas, is openly bisexual and has always been real about the issues in her life in her songs. Named after the lyric on her track ‘Anxiety’, Stallion has now created a website titled, “bad bitches have bad days too,” that provides a plethora of mental health resources for those that may not know where to turn to when they are feeling low, anxious or even suicidal.
Launched in September 2022, the website features multiple direct links to therapy platforms, inclusive organisations, and crisis hotlines such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the LGBTQ Psychotherapist of Color Directory, the Dear Black Woman Project, and a number to contact Trans Lifeline as well. With Stallion’s global reach (she has 29.9m followers on Instagram), these vital resources are being made aware to people all over the globe that are increasingly feeling mental health strains. Currently, anxiety affects 284 million people in the world, and depression 264 million people. Alcohol use disorder affects 107 million people and drug use disorder affects 71 million people.
Stallion is very vocal about her experience with mental health, on her Instagram posts as well as in interviews. In 2021, she went on actress Taraji P. Henson’s Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind with Taraji, where she talked about how she has worked through so many challenges in her life and still manages to have a positive outlook on life. “I feel like right now mental health is more important to me, more than ever, because I have more pressure on me than I feel like I used to have… when I was Megan, and I wasn’t as criticized and under such a magnifying glass as I am now,” she said. In this episode, she also discussed how losing both her parents and the sadness that brought about encouraged her to seek out help, “I just started learning that it’s OK to ask for help. And it’s OK to want to go get therapy,” she added.
Stallion is not the only celebrity openly talking about mental health. Many others are finding their voices, and talking about therapy which is helping people from the LGBTQIA+ feel more confident to seek help. Harry Styles has recently openly talked about going to therapy to help him let go of shame. He says, “For a long time, it felt like the only thing that was mine was my sex life. I felt so ashamed about it. I got to a place where I was like, why do I feel ashamed? I’m a 26-year-old man who’s single; it’s like, yes, I have sex.” Singer Halsey has also openly talked about her experience with bipolar disorder and how therapy has helped her journey. “Mental illness is real but at the same time it is something you can deal with and have a very functional life around,” she says.
As mental health becomes a topic that’s talked about more and more, stigmas attached to disorders like bipolar, anxiety and depression are increasingly being shut down. We are not all the way there, but we are on the right path. Visit Stallion’s website to see if any of her listed services can help you or someone close to you.