For years I noticed so many of my close relatives, friends, and acquaintances suffer from undiagnosed mental health issues. These are people that by society standards were financially viable and socially “normal”. Behind closed doors they suffered in silence and fought beast that could have been tamed with professional help.
I am part of this grouping of minority individuals superficially making it through life with all the necessary tools, but with mental hang-ups. I've constantly told myself things like "snap out of it”, "man up", or "get over it". I was unaware of the systemic approach I had grown accustom too. In 2017 a string of traumatic events forced me to start facing my underlying issues. Once I sought guidance and professional help I found that there was an evident problem, and I had been ignoring it. There was a lot of red tape and drawbacks when it came to accessing mental health information and modern mental services for minority individuals. I quickly realized this could have been one of the many causes behind several of the people I watched suffer from mental illness not seeking the proper medical treatment. I then considered the huge costs associated with untreated mental illness and realized the gap needed to be bridged.
ABrownHue was then created with the intentions to form a modern ecosystem, that is spearheaded by high quality apparel and accessories. Designed to deliver tangible help to those dealing with mental health issues, while simultaneously increasing community awareness. We want everyone to have access to culturally competent services and would like to become an informational outlet for those seeking an authentic source. Our ultimate goal is to create a modern renaissance for minority people while focusing on mental and physical wellness in our community.