Carristian Brown is a black male mentor and mental health advocate based out of New Jersey. Carristian is also a full time graduate student at the College of New Jersey where he is actively attaining his Masters in Counseling. Through his own personal life experience he has grown to understand that black and brown people are underserved and misunderstood. He acknowledges the the failed attempts his community provided to help him through his childhood that now are a spark of inspiration to start his own journey of becoming a “light skinned black male therapist”. Carristian’s mission is to provide safety for young black adolescents who feel trapped and alone. To provide them with a safe space to be seen and heard without putting in unnecessary labor.