Carmela Wallace Announces Her Son Juice WRLD’s Live Free 999 Fund Forms Alliance with to Provide Access to Free Crisis Line Counseling to Mark Mental Health Awareness Month

Text LF999 to 741741 to get access to free, 24/7 mental health support from Crisis Text Line

Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins’ Live Free 999 Fund announced today a formal partnership with Crisis Text Line to make it possible for anyone who needs it to get easy access to confidential crisis counseling. People who need help are encouraged to text LF999 to 741741 to get access to free mental health support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new initiative is officially being announced today as part of Mental Health Awareness month.

“There’s not a day that I don’t think of Jarad,” said Carmela Wallace, Juice WRLD’s mother who created the Live Free 999 Fund. “Many of my memories of him are happy ones and they make me laugh, but some days are very sad. During Mental Health Awareness Month, I want to encourage people to focus on their mental health and to warn them of the dangers of self-medicating and for them to seek support if they need it. I want young people to take this time to do a mental health self-check, to be honest with themselves and reach out to Crisis Text Line if they need someone to talk to. That’s why we’ve formed this alliance, to provide a starting point for young people to get the help they need.”

Established in 2020, the Live Free 999 Fund honors the legacy of Juice WRLD to support young people in all their endeavors. Live Free 999 is a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIF is a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity that meets all 20 Better Business Bureau charity standards and carries the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Juice WRLD’s powerful musical legacy continues to reverberate around the world, with his latest release Legends Never Die debuting on the Billboard albums chart at Number One.  The album also had 5 tracks debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, joining Drake and The Beatles as the only other artist in history to accomplish such a feat.