“Hip-hop culture is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about mental health. It is rich with references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been explored, dissected and documented until now.”
The Official Hip Hop Psych is a website linking hip-hop music and culture with mental health in an effort to cultivate awareness, empower others, and remove stigma surrounding mental health and hip-hop. The site features an open blog citing examples of mental health issues mentioned in hip hop music and lyrics, a resources page with links for those suffering from mental illness, and podcast interviews. Among other things, users can check out upcoming events, browse mental health content, and read letters of support from individuals who have found the connection between hip hop music and mental health inspiring.