Black Broadway for Black Mental Health

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

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Black Broadway and theatre professionals sing songs of hope and love on an album created for those of us who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses. This album is a reminder that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

The Album

Music & Mental Health

Our Work

At Darkness RISING: Live, singers and musicians from the Black Broadway community sing inspirational cover songs. More than music, our nonprofit offers free wellness workshops, guest speakers, mental health educators, a Music & Mental Health Video Series, free/sliding scale resources and more for the Black community. Free mental health resource packets are provided at all events. This project is made possible by the Brooklyn Arts Fund from Brooklyn Arts Council, and Fractured Atlas.


Our Mission

Darkness RISING is a vehicle to help individuals in the Black community begin conversations with  family, coworkers, and friends about mental health and emotional well-being. We accomplish this by partnering with mental health providers and/or mental health educators to create events, seminars, and sessions to:

  • Improve the health and wellness of the Black community 

  • Raise awareness about mental health in our community

  • Empower and engage our community via resources, events and services

  • Erase the negative stigma of mental illnesses. 

The Healing Journey

Our Why

We believe music heals. Research shows the benefits of music therapy for depressiontraumaschizophrenia and more.  Music acts as a medium for processing emotions and grief, and can also be utilized as a calming agent for anxiety. Despite feeling lost or broken, music can provide the opportunity for expression and for experiencing safety, peace and comfort. We partner with mental health professionals and use art as a medium where the intersection of mental health education and art collide. 

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