Darkness RISING Project Receives Additional Funding For Mental Health Solutions In The Black Community
Darkness RISING Project has announced a $20,000 grant from Lloyd's, a specialist insurance market, to continue their groundbreaking work with mental health in the Black community.
During this time of uncertainty, mental health is a relevant concern. Unfortunately, for underserved communities-particularly the Black community-mental health concerns often go unaddressed or unacknowledged. Darkness RISING directly addresses this disparity by providing direct mental health resources to those in need.
Led by Carlita Victoria, a mental health advocate, and a collective of Black artists from the Broadway community, Darkness RISING helps communities by using art as a vehicle and partnering with mental health providers and mental health educators to provide resources and workshops.
Darkness RISING features some of Broadway's best: Angela Birchett (THE CLARK SISTERS MOVIE, THE COLOR PURPLE), Antoine L . Smith (MJ MUSICAL, MEMPHIS), Brennyn Lark (DREAMGIRLS WEST END, MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL) and more.
Darkness RISING plans to use the funding to build additional culturally-relevant programming to address mental health stigma and resources, create a social media mental health campaign for youth and young adults, provide in-school or virtual Music & Mental Health Workshops, and more.