501c3 Social Movement that provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention
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In 2020, Whatsinthemirror? will launch The Arts Heal Project, a healing justice movement focused on the intersectionality of mental health and HIV Prevention/Persons Living with HIV/AIDS through advocacy, art, and affirming care to marginalized communities. By giving, your donation will be going towards our programming and outreach efforts.Those who also donate over $100 for Giving Tuesday will be eligible for VIP ticket reservations for next years’ 5th Annual A Night of Love.Next years’ event will commemorate our year of success and growth with dinner, drinks, and a live performances.
The Art Heals Project is a healing justice movement focused on the intersectionality of mental health and HIV Prevention/PWLHA through advocacy, art, and affirming care to marginalized communities. The Art Heals Project will consist of four components including 1) Healing Justice Peer Support Groups designed for People living with HIV/AIDS on topics around HIV related and mental wellness stigma. 2) Affirming Care Pathways that will consist of a direct care pathways for People Living with HIV/AIDS including mental wellness providers, HIV prevention providers/organizations, health centers, telehealth providers, primary care providers dedicated to cultural competency and the model of healing justice framework. 3) Social Media, Print, Billboard Campaign focused on the intersectionality of mental wellness and HIV Prevention/People Living with HIV/AIDS through creative, healing, and cultural responsiveness. 4) Southern HIV Awareness Day Arts Heals Festival that will happen on Southern HIV Awareness Day
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2019 Playwrighting Competition.
We received over 100 submissions and we are thrilled to read all the scripts over the holidays.
First, Second, Third Place winners will be announced January 2020 and our Staged Reading is scheduled for March 2020. More information announced soon! Continue to tell stories with LOVE. #mentalhealth #artheals
WINNERS ANNOUNCED JAN. 2020
We are in the early stages of creating the first comprehensive database of mental wellness contributors for people of color. This database will include therapists, clinicians, organizations, physical health providers, nutritionists, yoga instructors, holistic providers, public speakers, life coaches, counselors, university services, etc. ITS TIME TO CREATE THE PATHWAY TO MENTAL WELLNESS TO PEOPLE OF COLOR. Please send else detail information about your services to help navigate the community in the right direction. Email link above. Your support and contributions during this time will enable us to meet our goals of continuing to provide mental health awareness to the community. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2019
Contact: Tarik Daniels, Executive Director/Founder
“Using art and advocacy to end the stigma of mental health”
Social Movement bringing Mental Health Awareness to People of Color
AUSTIN, TEXAS-Whatsinthemirror? is a 501c3 non-profit organization and social movement that provides suicide prevention and mental health awareness through art and advocacy to people of color and low socio-economic communities. They focus on marginalized communities that includes women, LGBTQIA+, and youth.
The organization was created in Austin, Texas by Founder and Executive Director Tarik Daniels in October, 2015. “I saw a need to merge my two passions together with my background in non-profit organization and being a performing artist and writer. I truly believe that mental health is a topic and idea that has this stigma that needs to be removed. We need to enlightened our communities about the alarming numbers of suicide rates and educate on mental health and suicide prevention. It’s time to begin the conversation and do the work. Spreading love and kindness is key. We are the prevention”. Our board members include Tenee Goff, President, and Eric Edmonson, Treasurer. Current members includes Grant Loveless, Vice-President, Jarryd Goff, Audrea Belcher, Tsehynesh Namibia, and Yolanda Daniels.
Whatsinthemirror? canvasses and advocates in target neighborhoods throughout East Austin. It has participated in Million Man March Rally at Givens Park, Juneteenth Health Fair. First Saturdays at The George Washington Carver Museum 2016-present , Sundays in the Park at Givens Park, Suicide Prevention Workshop at THE Q AUSTIN,NAMI Walk 2016,2017, 12th Street Return and Discover Fair, Children's Mental Health Day 2016-2019, Gender Revolution 2017-2019, Austin Urban Health Fest 2017, 2018, and countless other events to promote awareness. The Counseling Session (play)was our first big project as an organization with an attendance over 400 people during a six show run. It was a sponsored project of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and Austin Creative Alliance. Other sponsors included Austin Black Pride, Capitol View Arts, Rain Nightclub, and Proyecto Teatro. In addition, it has produce the plays, Rose University in 2017 and Sukey, The Mermaid, And the Gullah Island in 2018. Future projects includes our 3rd Annual A Night of Love, coming in October 2018. We create targeted programming and collaborate with mental health clinicians throughout Central Texas that includes support groups, one on one sessions, peer groups, etc.
Whatsinthemirror? is proudly a part of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Greater Austin of Black Chamber of Commerce.
As an organization we are always seeking funding and assistance in continuing to make our mission a reality. If any organizations or community member would like to get involved or partner as well as donate with us please contact us via email, email@example.com or through our website, www.whatsinthemirror.org or any of social media platforms at Facebook, Twitter, and
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Every Year, Whatsinthemirror has a Children Mental Health Day in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. This year we decided to focus on Teens and their mental health. Join us for a day of enlightenment and awareness. We will have a Teen Panel, Performances, Speakers, and more.
MAY 4, 2019
George Washington Carver Museum