Megan Thee Stallion Advocates for Mental Health, Encourages Fans to Seek Support

The rapper partnered with Seize the Awkward for an important social media campaign.
Megan thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion.

Megan Thee Stallion is using her platform for good, as the Texas native recently opened up about mental health while she encouraged her followers to do the same.

The 28-year-old rapper teamed up with Seize the Awkward for a new social media campaign, which the Grammy Award-winning artist shared to her Instagram account on Sept. 26. 

“I’ve always been told I gotta be strong. Thick-skinned, stiff upper lip, tough as nails,” she stated in the clip. “But to be everything for everybody... it wears on you. ‘Black don’t crack,’ they say. But it can. I can. We all can.”

Advocating for overall well-being is nothing new to the “Hot Girl Summer” singer, as she launched her own website full of mental health resources last fall.

“Ya’ll, it’s O.K. to not be O.K.,” she added in the reel. “Reach out to a friend if you see them going through it. No matter who you are, being vulnerable is what makes us whole.”

Tons of the 2021 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model’s 31.3 million followers on the platform chimed in to the comments section with gratitude.

“This woman is so powerful,” one person wrote. “I Stan forever.”

“You so real for your consistent transparency and authenticity,” another fan added. “Forever rooting for you.”

“WE LOVE A VULNERABLE HOTTIE!!!” an additional user applauded.

“such an important message ❤️,” someone else noted. “thank you so much for sharing and being such a bold advocate for mental health.”

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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.