Paint The City Red™ is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2019 by False Hope Brand Co. We are committed to changing the perception of gun violence and mental wellness in the African-American community by encouraging those who are unknowingly suffering with Urban PTSD to get the help they need.
There are no clear statistics available on the amount of African-Americans who suffer from Urban PTSD. African-Americans are the least likely population to seek treatment. Due to the lack of proper resources, studies and a cultural belief that seeking professional mental health services is a non-black issue were taught to hold our problems close to the vest. African-Americans also have a history of being misdiagnosed, so there is mistrust associated with therapy.
Through our partnerships, PTC-RED will ensure cultural competency in caring for African Americans who struggle with Urban PTSD by offering mental health services and programs to young people in urban schools and combat recidivism within the prison system.
We support organizations who educate, celebrate, and make visible the positive impact of mental health wellness.