Six-time Grammy Nominee singer and songwriter Jhené Aiko was honored as a Mental Health Is Health Ambassador by the City of Los Angeles and Didi Hirsch, the leading provider of whole-person mental health and crisis care, on the steps of City Hall this Friday, April 29th.
The outspoken advocate got emotional as she accepted the honor- “There’s no coincidence that we are on this earth with billions of others and there’s no reason anyone should feel alone in anything that they’re going through,” Jhené Aiko shared. “It’s important that we’re there for one another to help each other get through this journey because it can be beautiful.”
The ‘Trip’ and ‘Chilombo’ singer Jhené Aiko is no stranger to mental health issues. She has publicly opened up about her struggles with anxiety, depression, and unhealed trauma. She started writing lyrics and making music as a form of personal therapy, transforming her pain and suffering into art. At the MHIHM proclamation, she reaffirmed that life is a journey, and it can get tough, but it’s easier when you’re not alone.
Jhené Aiko, joined MTV Entertainment Group and Mental Health Youth Ambassador Adia Fadaei, a 19 year old student and crisis volunteer at Didi Hirsch. Past Didi Hirsch ambassadors including Selena Gomez, Bebe Rexha and Kid Cudi, but Jhene was the first to be honored on the steps of the city for the first ever Mental Health is Health Month Proclamation!
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