May 5th is National Silence the Shame Day. On this day, we focus on ending the stigma of mental health by bringing awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness. This year we are proud to announce the inaugural “A Brilliant Mind Gala,” scheduled for May 5, 2021. This virtual event will kick off the Silence the Shame Day month-long celebration to raise $1 million for empowering mental wellness in the music and entertainment communities. We will celebrate and honor people making a difference in mental health for our communities. Our honorees include National Radio Host Charlamagne tha God, Award-Winning DJ D-Nice, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Spirit, and Grammy Award Winning Singer Michelle Williams. With special appearances by Singer/Actress Keri Hilson, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, and Clothing Designer Kenneth Cole, Willie Moore Jr., Ronnie DeVoe, and performances by Recording Artist Lecrae & Grammy Award-Winning Singer Anthony Hamilton.
Silence the Shame, Inc is a mental health education and awareness non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and educating communities on mental health and wellness. We strive to be a world leader on erasing the stigma and educating communities on mental wellness through community conversations, compelling content, and outreach programs. Silence the Shame began their efforts supporting low resource communities through outreach events such as:
Soundtrack of Mental Health, a Workplace Wellness Program to educate music creatives, executives, and artists on mental health and wellness in the workplace and effective strategies to promote healthy living.
Community Conversations are an open dialogue of expert panelist(s) interacting with community members about mental health and the stigma associated with mental illness, to promote acceptance of those with mental health challenges.
Self-Care Saturdays are virtual and face-to-face wellness sessions to engage people in effective activities to reduce feelings of stress, manage mental illnesses and promote social connectedness.
Silence the Shame Podcast engages communities through thoughtful digital content to bring awareness and education on mental illness, trauma, suicide, and mental wellness.
No Reservations Needed is a ten-year homeless outreach initiative in partnership with the Atlanta Mission serving over 400 men annually through strategic community partnerships and volunteers collecting donations to offer an authentic
Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Michelle Williams
National Radio Host, Charlamagne tha God
Award-Winning DJ, D-Nice
Spirit, Ph.D., LPC, NCC