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Who We Are

Mission & History

Mission Statement

Empower and educate communities on mental health and wellness.

Vision Statement

To be a world leader on erasing the stigma and educating communities on mental wellness through Community Conversations, Wellness Trainings, compelling content, and outreach programs.  

About Silence the Shame

Silence the Shame is a nonprofit organization that focuses on education and awareness around mental health.  Our programs and initiatives consist of Crisis Response Trainings, Community Conversations, Wellness Trainings, digital content, and outreach events. We aim to normalize the conversation, peel back the layers of shame, eliminate stigma, and provide support for mental well-being. 

History

Established as The Hip-Hop Professional Foundation, the organization gained momentum quickly when Silence the Shame was launched as an anti-stigma mental health awareness campaign. STS Founder Shanti Das partnered with influencers and celebrities through social media to bring awareness to mental health and the impact of stigma. With this momentum, the organization moved to change the Hip-Hop Professional Foundation's name to Silence the Shame, Inc. to maintain branding and engage donors.

In 2019, STS expanded mental health education programming and outreach programs to address poverty, youth development, and health disparities among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+).

STS has designed several program models to launch 2021-2023, including The Soundtrack of Mental Health (STMH). With the support of Sony Music Group, The STMH offers a wide range of workshops for self-care, including coping techniques, stress and anxiety management, and a wellness curriculum for artists, creatives, and executives in the music industry. The program also offers Mental Health First Aid USA (MHFA) and Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training.

Additional programs and events include:

Silence the Shame College
Ambassador Program (2021)

Young Black and Well Leadership
Program (2021-2022)

Shameless Truth Speakers Bureau
(2021-2022)

My Life is a Gift: Suicide Awareness
Symposium (2021)

Youth Mental Wellness Clinic (2022)

Our Impact

  • People Served

    12,000+

  • Social Media Impressions

    219+ Million

  • Countries Impacted

    55+

Thanks to Our Partners

  • The Mental Health Coalition
  • Atlanta Hawks
    Atlanta Hawks
  • Sony Music
    Sony Music
  • V103
    V103
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