The Universal Hip Hop Museum, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum, the Recording Academy, and MusiCares presents a Black Music Month event, “Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together”, on Saturday, June 25, 3 PM at the Clive Davis Theater, GRAMMY Museum at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A., CA. 90015.

The UHHM (Universal Hip Hop Museum) is holding a critical conversation to amplify the importance of mental wellness, especially in Hip Hop culture. “Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together” will be a moderated panel discussion highlighting Black Music Month. Special opening remarks will be offered by Harvey Mason Jr. (Recording Academy, CEO), Rita George (GRAMMY Museum, Chief Program Officer), and Tina Marie Tyler (Universal Hip Hop Museum, Executive Producer and Advisory Board member).

This live stream panel discussion will be hosted by television host, rapper, actor, and comedian Nick Cannon and produced in partnership with the Grammy Museum, MusiCares, and the Black Music Collective. The purpose of this livestream event is to create an environment where Hip Hop artists and other creatives can share their mental health journeys. Health experts will offer science-based, culturally competent tools to address mental challenges in the genre. Panelists include Adrian Miller (XYION), Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Michael “Blue” Williams (Family Tree Services), and Dawn Richard (Platinum Recording Artist).

How can community members of the music industry and supporters of Hip Hop culture improve the mental health of our creative ecosystem? In what ways can we address and eradicate the barriers to mental health care? How can we better identify behaviors not conducive to good mental well-being? How do we support their wellness in our roles as stewards and consumers of Rap and Hip Hop artists’ work?

What does this support look like while sustaining the financial obligations inherent to the business of making music? VIP audience members will include JC Hall, LCSW (Hip Hop Therapy), Dr. Monique “Dr. Mo” Hedmann-Maxey (Hip Hop Public Health), and Ed Magee (Fender Play Foundation, BOD). They will also offer their insights and experiences to reduce the stigmas associated with addressing mental health concerns. The goal of the UHHM is to give voice to breaking down the stigmas facing mental health healing and wellness in the Hip Hop community.

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