Atlanta, GA – Coming off a year that saw both Kanye West and Kid Cudi publicly battle mental health issues, music industry vet Shanti Das has taken it upon herself to launch an initiative to impact the global market as far as Hip Hop is concerned.

In 2016, the former LaFace Records A&R — who helped jumpstart the careers of the likes of Outkast and Usher — started the #SilenceTheShame movement to give some of the world’s most fragile individuals a platform to empower themselves. Now this coming May, an entire weekend will be dedicated to the cause.

Starting on Friday, May 5, a global awareness campaign billed as Silence The Shame Day will kick off across the social media handles of various celebrities, faith and civic leaders, key influencers and the community at large. Look for national press outlets (ahem!) and other digital media platforms to get involved as well.

On Saturday, May 6, Atlanta will be host to a Silence The Shame Community Health Fair/Symposium at Jean Childs Young Middle School from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will consist of two one-hour panel discussions with mental health care professionals from the likes of Grady

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