The mother of Juice WRLD has penned a poignant open letter in honour of World Mental Health Day (October 10th).
Carmela Wallace also launched the new website for Live Free 999 Fund. The charitable organisation was established back in April.
It strives to launch programmes that compassionately address addiction, anxiety, and depression, and normalise the conversation around these issues, especially in underserved communities.
The website comes less than a year after Juice WRLD (real name Jarad Higgins) died at the age of 21 from an accidental overdose on December 8th, 2019.
To mark the new website’s unveiling and to coincide with World Mental Health Day, Wallace wrote an emotional letter discussing her experience as loving mother of a child who struggled with mental health, and how she hopes other parents can feel inspired by her words, and learn that “you do not have to suffer alone.”