Coffee, hip-hop and mental health might sound like unrelated topics, but for Christopher LeMark, the founder of Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health, those three things came together at a crossroads in his life, changing his future and, he hopes, the lives of others.
As part of our Voices series, LeMark gives us the last word on making mental health therapy normal — and accessible — for everyone who needs it.
An update to this story: Aug. 22, 2021
When this video first aired in June 2021, the Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health cafe had been at its location on Broadway in the heart of Lakeview for about a year and a half – but this week, LeMark was informed by the building’s owner that he must relocate due to a contractual dispute. The organization is looking at new locations and raising funds to pay for the move, which is set for Sept. 15.