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Get your mind right with Big Sean’s new Mental Wellness series

Featuring his mom and non-profit.

words by: Kai Acevedo
May 12, 2021

Mental health is wealth. And for Mental Health Awareness Month 2021, Big Sean is ready to share his fortunes with his new mental wellness series.


On May 1st, Big Sean, with the help of his mother, Myra Anderson, and his non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation, launched a five-part wellness series focusing on mental health. A new episode will premiere every Saturday at 12AM EST/9AM PST on IGTV and the Sean Anderson Foundation’s website, throughout Mental Health Awareness Month.


“My Mom had the idea of us introducing basic things that have tremendously helped us and people in our circle and your mind is where it all starts,” wrote the “I Don’t F*ck with You” rap artist.


Big Sean’s new mental wellness series features the Grammy-nominated rap star and his mom hosting therapeutic chats and discussions that pertain to different areas of wellness. The mother-son duo plan to offer insight on how concepts such as sleep, meditation, diet and exercise can help a person get their mind right.


“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,” Mrs. Anderson expressed in a statement.


During the first episode, which runs just under 10 minutes long, the Andersons touch on the importance of setting your attention on intention, showing gratitude, journaling, and being thankful, among other things.



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Spreading the wealth

Big Sean has invested time and energy into curating a healthy mental space for himself over the years. He’s chronicled his journey, as well as his battle with depression and anxiety in his songs and in interviews. The Finally Famous rapper isn’t alone in sharing his experiences with fans. Many other artists and celebrities, including G Herbo, Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi have also opened up about their bouts with emotional and mental distress.


Last year, Big Sean dropped his fifth solo album, Detroit 2. The No. 1 album served as the long-awaited sequel to the Detroit MC’s critically acclaimed 2012 mixtape, Detroit. Sean, who now serves as the Creative Director of Innovation for the Detroit Pistons, collaborated with Diddy, Eminem, Young Thug, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle and others on the 2020 album.


Clearly a rapper that loves his mom, tune into Big Sean’s new mental wellness series every Saturday in May and learn effective ways to reach mental wellness. In related mental health news, read a first person account of how micro-dosing mushrooms helped with mental health.


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