Silence The Shame
Silence The Shame is an initiative started by music industry veteran Shanti Das under her Hip-Hop Professional Foundation. Shanti has suffered from depression over the years and has also experienced love ones affected with mental health disorders. With Silence the Shame, she hopes to peel back the layers of shame and stigma as it relates to mental health. There are millions of people suffering and they are afraid to speak on it. There’s also a lot that needs to happen in the form of educating people about treatment, support and care.
Shanti hopes to spark a national conversation that will lead to increased awareness and funding to support those living with mental health conditions.
She has enlisted the help of some of her celebrity friends and colleagues to jump-start the conversation including Nick Cannon, Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD), Estelle, Andra Day, Will Packer, Stephanie Mills, Takeo Spikes, Chloe X Halle, Shanice, Flex Alexander, Terri J Vaughn, Nicci Gilbert Daniels and Ed Lover to name a few!
Shanti Das is an accomplished entertainment executive, consultant, entrepreneur, mentor, author, and Philanthropist.
Shanti is the Founder/CEO of Press Reset Entertainment, an Atlanta-based firm launched in 2009 that serves as an entertainment concierge service providing independent marketing & strategy for music acts, talent booking for private & corporate events, celebrity procurement, brand influencer marketing and special event assistance. This years marks Shanti’s 25-year anniversary in the entertainment business. Her music industry career (intern to Executive Vice President) includes positions at Capitol Records, LaFace Records, Columbia Records, Sony Urban Music and Universal Motown where she worked directly with some of music’s top talent like Outkast, Usher, Prince, TLC, Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu, and more.
An advocate for many social issues, she has started several successful initiatives and events including No Reservations Needed (an annual food drive/dinner for the Atlanta Mission homeless shelter in Atlanta), Samples That Serve (collection of toiletries for homeless mothers and children to benefit the annual United Way Shoebox Party), Backpack Blessings (collection of back to school supplies for local elementary schools with Walmart), Day of Pampering (Hair, Make-up pampering for moms at the Genesis Shelter), Toys of Joy (Holiday Toy drive benefitting local hospital) Turn The Page (book drive and reading program for local elementary and middle schools) and is now launching a new initiative called SilenceTheShame.
Silence The Shame is an initiative started by music industry veteran Shanti Das. Shanti has suffered from depression over the years and has also experienced love ones affected with mental health disorders. With Silence the Shame, she hopes to peel back the layers of shame and stigma as it relates to mental health. There are millions of people suffering and they are afraid to speak on it. It is also a lot that needs to happen in the form of educating people about treatment, support and care.
Shanti hopes to spark a national conversation that will lead to increased awareness and funding to support those living with mental health conditions. She is enlisting the help of some of her celebrity friends and colleagues to jump-start the conversation. One of the first supporters is Nick Cannon and many more to follow!
Check out our website below and PSA featuring Shanti & Nick Cannon.
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Free The Vision is a writer, author, podcaster, and influencer based in Atlanta Georgia. With a passion for inspiration, elevation, creativity & mental empowerment Free uses his talents to push brands and the culture forward. He joined Silence the Shame through a connection with one of its integral team members Jasmine Chapman. Free knows directly the detriments of living a stigmatized lifestyle, having had close family members who battle addiction as well as his own personal weaknesses with inadequacy. As an individual who believes in living a bold and free life Free The Vision works to encourage countless people to destroy the outer and self-imposed stigmas of their personal battles. Our life is a quilt of experiences woven together with progress, and there is no shame in the process. Once Free had the opportunity to meet with Shanti he knew Silence the Shame’s potential was limitless and he felt compelled to connect with the initiative to spread its awareness.
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Please email Silence the Shame at STS@hiphoppro.org
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