Deanna Johnson is a nurse psychotherapist and not only treats patients of mental illness, she has had personal experience with mental health issues. Co-owner of World of Wellness Center, Deanna is very passionate about her work and wishes to have more effort for the prevention of mental illness.
#PositiveControversy: Psychotherapist Chad Davis Calls for More Help in the Black Community (Ep. 3 Confessional)
Psychotherapist Chad Davis is deeply impacted by the mental health crisis in the Black community. He would like to see a greater effort on the part of mental health professionals to reach out to the hard to reach populations, especially the Black community, and engage those populations to encourage them to seek out mental health treatment.
Filmmaker/Producer of Face of Darkness Documentary personally suffered from depression. After the suicide of his friend Lee Thompson, he said he had to do something. He’s created the documentary, “Face of Darkness: Journey to Healing,” to start the conversation and help others heal.
For far too long mental illness in the Black community has been swept under the rug, causing people to suffer in silence. In Episode 3 of the “The Positive Controversy”, host Kristen L. Pope sits down with Squeaky Moore and Kenneth “KT” Nelson, producers of “FACE of DARKNESS” Documentary, as well as psychotherapist Chad Davis and nurse psychotherapist Deanna Johnson for an upfront conversation regarding the myths, stigma and labels of mental illness.
Where do you stand on mental illness? Do you think about it? Do you believe it’s even an issue, or is it just something other people deal with? In Episode 3 of “The Positive Controversy,” Kristen Pope sits down with the filmmakers to discuss the stigma of mental illness within the Black community and the importance of advocating for those suffering.
In the digital media era, getting your music to the masses has never been easier. From mixtapes to YouTube channels, indie artists challenge the notion that you must sign with a major label in order to get exposure.
Faces in the Showcase Founder Jamaal “Reality” Meeks says there’s been a shift in power between music label and artist. Artists are creating their own buzz and success, making them more attractive to record labels.
#PositiveControversy: Showcase Founder “Chalant” Leads in Male Dominated Music Industry (Ep. 2 Confessional)
Faces in the Showcase Founder Jasmine “Chalant” Britto is a force to reckon with in the music “male dominated” industry. For over 10 years she’s worked at major record labels and carved her space in the all boys club.
Mixtapes are not a thing of the past. CentricTV.com Editor Gerren Keith Gaynor weighs in on their power. Artists can take their music straight to the masses with mixtapes, and connect with fans.
Is a major label necessary? Macklemore attained huge success as an indie artist. He blew out the Grammy Awards and defeated Hip Hop’s new golden child Kendrick Lamar. Join our conversation on the Positive Controversy with music industry experts about indie vs. major!