1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental illness at some point in our lives.

Yet, nearly two-thirds of us will never seek help.


Especially men.

According to this commercial, men pride themselves on courage and their ability to never show weakness (or ask for directions when driving a car). However, we all have moments where we feel weak or that life's a bit out of hand. But mental health touches us all, even men. Men come from all walks of life, and there's a chance either you or a man you know needs a hand. We are friends, husbands, sons, and fathers. It's time for men to talk about mental health. Help starts with a conversation. End the stigma.

#StrongerThanStigma features four inspirational male figures from professional sports leagues, television, and the music industry who have made mental health advocacy a part of their platform.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began when Booker and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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