YOUR INFLUENCE MATTERS

Not talking about the ugly side of life is killing us. Per the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black & Brown folks in the U.S. are 20% more likely to deal with some form of serious mental strife—from major depression and PTSD to suicide and anxiety—than the rest of the population. getsomejoy is a year-long multimedia campaign to promote mental and emotional wellness among Black & Brown folks through fellowship opportunities, dynamic live events, powerful written and video content, wellness resources and education, and engagement through storytelling and therapeutic creative expression. Listen. Love. Live.

Our solution is GetSomeJoy—a one-year multimedia campaign promoting mental and emotional wellness among Black and Brown folks through live events, dope writing, wellness resources, fellowship, and therapeutic creative expression

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WELLNESS HUB

Searchable Database of Mental Health Practitioners and Wellness Advocates

A collection of resources to assist the community. Coming soon!

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Promoting mental and emotional wellness among Black and Brown folks through live events, dope writing, wellness resources, fellowship, and therapeutic creative expression.

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MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING FOR BLACK AND BROWN FOLKS

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Not talking about the ugly side of life is killing us. Per the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black folks in the U.S. are 20% more likely to deal with some form of serious mental strife—from major depression and PTSD to suicide and anxiety—than the rest of the population. getsomejoy is a year-long multimedia campaign to promote mental and emotional wellness among Black & Brown folks through fellowship opportunities, dynamic live events, powerful written and video content, wellness resources and education, and engagement through storytelling and therapeutic creative expression. Listen. Love. Live.

 
 

Promoting mental and emotional wellness among Black and Brown folks through live events, dope writing, wellness resources, fellowship, and therapeutic creative expression.

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the getsomejoy 1-year multimedia campaign includes:

Live Events

Building upon our last event, our series of events will include wellness fairs, showcases, roundtables, panel discussions, and talks.

Educational Resources

Mental Health First Aid trainings, creative writing and Literary Therapy writing workshops

Wellness Hub

An online portal where Black and Brown folks can find a therapist, storytelling, a support group, a dance/yoga/writing/swimming class, thug motivation, and much more.

Social Media Initiatives

Collaboration and engagement via social media channels including Twitter chats, live Facebook and Instagram videos, and programming with brand partners.

Influencer Storytelling Series

Candid and brief videos from Black actors, musicians, politicians/entrepreneurs on their Mental Health journeys

#GetSomeJoy Tour

Offering wellness expos, talks, workshops, brand activations, roundtables, game nights, and live recordings of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast in 10 U.S. cities

 
 

MEET THE TEAM

WE ARE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS & WELLNESS AMBASSADORS

Alex Hardy

Lead Joyhunter/Creative Director
BIO

Enesha Nash

Goddess of Outreach and Partnerships BIO

Mario Starks

Czar of Operations/Web Wizard BIO

Word on the Street

Shani Graves, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I am Shani Graves, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY and the owner of SG Wellness LLC. My life's purpose is to provide psychotherapy, black magic and guidance to people of color. With that said, I am over the moon excited to become a wellness ambassador for GetSomeJoy.  I believe as people of color there are so many obstacles that try to dampen our joy. This campaign is needed in our community to continue the lifelong healing process and to increase feelings of love and wellness. There are very few places for people of color to join to get help and resources that are geared directly to them. I am more than ready to be one of those resources.

Yolo Akili Robinson, Executive Director & Founder of BEAM

People often think healing work is hard and mysterious, but it's not just that. It's also laughter, fun, discovery and wonder. GetSomeJoy helps us to remember this. The project reminds us that healing without joy will not lead us to liberation, and that joy has always been a focal point of black life.

Wellness Events

9/21: GETSOMEJOY. MENTAL HEALTH & COMMUNITY INTRODUCTORY CONFERENCE CALL

Hosted By GetSomeJoy Creative Director Alexander Hardy Learn More & RSVP

#GetSomeJoy: A Blackstravaganza for Mental Health Awareness
Hosted in Harlem, New York / May 31, 2017

 
 

WELLNESS HUB

A collection of resources to assist the community. Coming soon.

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Therapist Database

Building upon our last event, our series of events will include wellness fairs, showcases, roundtables, panel discussions, and talks.

Room to Talk Your Shit

Mental Health First Aid trainings, creative writing and Literary Therapy writing workshops

Essays, Articles, Videos

An online portal where Black and brown folks can find a therapist, storytelling, a support group, a dance/yoga/writing/swimming class, thug motivation, and much more.

Resources Upon Resources

Collaboration and engagement via social media channels including Twitter chats, live Facebook and Instagram videos, and programming with brand partners.

Classes & Practicioners

Candid and brief videos from Black actors, musicians, politicians/entrepreneurs on their Mental Health journeys

Engagement & Fellowship

Offering wellness expos, talks, workshops, brand activations, roundtables, game nights, and live recordings of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast in 10 U.S. cities


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

A collection of resources to assist the community. Coming soon.

As we develop our more comprehensive Wellness Hub, please consider these resources for more discovery on mental health resources available to you, family members, and friends. If you would like to be included in our Wellness Hub database, please submit professional and contact information for mental health workers, classes, activities, programs, services, etc. Provide as much information as you can or would like to provide.

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CONTACT

Support & Partnership Inquiries


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Press Inquiries

Please email us at gogetsomejoy@gmail.com to get in contact with our team. We will respond to you within 24-48 hours!

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