Archie Green made it OK for rappers to talk about mental illness: Cleveland Champions

By Adrian Horton, The Guardian

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Archie Green is a rapper and a producer who uses hip-hop to de-stigmatize mental illness in black and brown communities.

It’s a cause he has championed after facing his own challenges with depression, and a message that Green’s mental health awareness initiative, Peel Dem Layers Back, works to spread in Cleveland.

Green says that before he experienced therapy around five years ago, he “didn’t really know what mental illness was … We didn’t really talk about it.”

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