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Suicide: Missed Calls, Guilt & Goodbyes #OKNotToBeOK
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Suicide: Missed Calls, Guilt & Goodbyes #OKNotToBeOK

October 1st, 2013 | by Melissa Sinclair
It was the last Bank holiday in May, a Monday morning, 8am, and I received a text from one of my closest friends asking if it was okay to call. I got that sinking feeling. Firstly, because close friends don’t ask permission...
#OKNotToBeOK: Music My Medicine, Yoga My Therapy
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#OKNotToBeOK: Music My Medicine, Yoga My Therapy

September 27th, 2013 | by michelle
Mental health issues were never unusual to me. In fact, they were pretty normal and still are. When I was seven or eight my cousin attempted suicide and I walked in on her crushing pills into the bathroom carpet. I didn’t know...
Janelle Monae talks asking for help + creative release [Video] #OKNotToBeOK
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Janelle Monae talks asking for help + creative release [Video] #OKNotToBeOK

June 6th, 2013 | by Verse
In the latest segment of SoulCulture’s mental health campaign, #OKNotToBeOK, internationally renowned singer, songwriter, rebel android and creative Janelle Monae discusses the importance of asking for help, finding balance...
J.Cole – Born Sinner: From Depression To Happiness #OKNotToBeOK | SoulCulture TV
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J.Cole – Born Sinner: From Depression To Happiness #OKNotToBeOK | SoulCulture TV

May 30th, 2013 | by M. Gosho Oakes
In the latest segment of SoulCulture’s mental health campaign, #OKNotToBeOK, Roc Nation’s North Carolina emcee J. Cole discusses experiencing depression whilst crafting his anticipated sophomore album, Born Sinner....
#OKNotToBeOK: Oddisee discusses mental health at home and in creative industries [Video]
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#OKNotToBeOK: Oddisee discusses mental health at home and in creative industries [Video]

May 16th, 2013 | by M. Gosho Oakes
“One side of my family is from Sudan, one side of my family is from Washington, DC. So I grew up experiencing two cultures that mental illness was kind of… something they would love to pretend didn’t...
#OKNotToBeOK: Chrisette Michele on diet affecting mental health x art as an emotional release [Video]
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#OKNotToBeOK: Chrisette Michele on diet affecting mental health x art as an emotional release [Video]

May 16th, 2013 | by Verse
Continuing our Mental Health awareness campaign #OKNotToBeOK, we sat down with Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele to discuss the effect changing her diet had on her mental health, keeping a journal,...
#OKNotToBeOK: My Mother, by L. Michael Gipson
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#OKNotToBeOK: My Mother, by L. Michael Gipson

May 14th, 2013 | by SoulCulture Staff
On January 16, 2013 my mother committed suicide. She was 55 years old, just two months shy of her 56th birthday. The suicide was her second attempt in three months following an eleven-month illness that several physicians and...
#OKNotToBeOK: Every Little Step
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#OKNotToBeOK: Every Little Step

May 1st, 2013 | by SoulCulture Staff
In June of 2010, I was scheduled to interview two artist friends of mine on camera on a rooftop in SoHo. The morning of the shoot, I went to the gym to run like I did every other morning before that day. I pulled my...
#OKNotToBeOK: The Source of Depression in Artists, by Taalam Acey
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#OKNotToBeOK: The Source of Depression in Artists, by Taalam Acey

April 29th, 2013 | by SoulCulture Staff
If you are a depressed artist, the following may be helpful. Conversely, if you are not depressed then, I would imagine, you are either not an artist or are a fortunate...
#OKNotToBeOK: Big K.R.I.T. – “Music has always been my therapy” [Video]
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#OKNotToBeOK: Big K.R.I.T. – “Music has always been my therapy” [Video]

April 25th, 2013 | by MelShay
Soul Culture sits down with Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T for our ongoing #OKNotToBeOK mental health campaign, as he speaks on music as therapy, loneliness, depression and finally making the decision to be...