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.
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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.
"I am forever grateful for the role Darkness RISING has played in my own mental health journey. I have been encouraged by the beautiful, generous, brave and open individuals who come together and use their talents to create art, share personal experiences and provide hope to those who may be struggling with mental health and the stigmas surrounding it. Through ripple effects, I have been inspired to seek therapy myself and now encourage others to do the same."
"I didn't even know how much I needed to see Darkness RISING: Live until I got to witness it. All those gorgeous, talented people being so open and honest in their performances, in a room full of support, was truly something special. Plus, getting valuable mental health resources--information that's sorely needed in our community. I went home feeling like my soul had been fed--can't wait for the next one!"
"Darkness RISING is an incredible resource for things I never knew I needed. It feels great being Black and having a space where I can connect with my peers about mental health. The live events are full of incredible talent, and so impactful on life - you walk in and walk out feeling completely refreshed. I’m so thankful for Darkness RISING!"