Had I known anything about mental health at the time, I would have caught the signs: anxiety, uncontrollable emotions, hopelessness. I was seen by a mental health official who, surprisingly, didn’t diagnose me with depression. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, we had only just soft-launched DRK Beauty a few months before. Then, one morning in late March 2020, I had a revelation that came as a result of my own mental health experiences. I realized that the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black and Brown communities was going to spark huge mental health issues.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.