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Eliminating mental health stigma and judgment in marginalized communities. 


Let's heal together.


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I'm Shalaundra

In 2010, I attempted suicide and was diagnosed with manic-depressive (bipolar) disorder. I had been suffering silently for years before getting to this point because I did not consider my circumstances as grounds for mental health issues. Stigma, judgment and cultural differences between myself and medical providers also prevented me from seeking treatment.


I feared doctors wouldn't understand me, and that I would be labeled "crazy" by family and members of the Black community. I began my self-love journey on my own, but I intend to finish it together with others like me


My story is only one of 7 million Black and African Americans who suffer in silence everyday, and many of us don't have the resources to get the help we need. You can help us Heal Together by participating in the annual Spread Love Run raising awareness and funds to carry out our mission to eliminate mental health stigmas, negligence and judgment. You can Spread Love with a monetary or in-kind donation.


Thank you for your support.

Professional Model, Actress, Singer-Songwriter and Founder of The Spread Love Project.

Although it couldn't be further from the truth, my friends call me "shy."

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Upcoming Events

  • The Spread Love Experience
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    Location is TBD
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    The Spread Love Experience featuring Shailaun
  • The Spread Love Run
    Sat, Oct 30
    River Legacy Park - Legacy Pavillion
    Oct 30, 2021, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
    River Legacy Park - Legacy Pavillion, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006, USA
    Join us in a 5K and 1 Mile Kids Run and Concert for Mental Health Awareness at The Spread Love Run! There will be live music, food, costume contests and more!

Spread Love

Take a step toward addressing stigma.

Choose your words carefully. The way we speak can affect the attitudes of others. 

Support people. Treat everyone with dignity and respect; offer support and encouragement. 

Go out of your way to help someone have a brighter day.

Join the Act of Love Challenge by uploading media of yourself spreading love in the community. Post to TikTok or IG using #aolchallenge in your caption. 

Talk Openly About Mental Health.

Volunteer with us at the Spread Love Run!

Become an official sponsor of The Spread Love Project.

Provide mental health services or products? Contact us today to see how you can help our cause.

Head in Hands
Despite recent efforts to improve mental health services for African Americans and other minority groups, barriers remain regarding access to and quality of care. The barriers include:
• Stigma associated with mental illness
• Distrust of the health care system
• Lack of providers from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds
• Lack of culturally competent providers
• Lack of insurance, underinsurance

Official Sponsors

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If you need immediate help, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Keep In Touch

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PO Box 182271

Arlington, Texas 76096, USA

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