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Debunking the stigmas that have become a crutch for not seeking help with mental health issues.

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Our mission is to reach out in both local and global communities, to those who feel 'stuck' on the mental illness rollercoaster. We aim to break the strongholds of paralyzing stigmas associated with seeking constructive therapy. If we can reach but one, and help them break free from the painful, cultural and generational cycle of mentality that marks seeking help, taboo, it will make a difference.

the naked truth

*Mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44. * An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. *Approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition. *Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help. *African Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about one-half the rate of Caucasian Americans in the past year and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate. - See more at: http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers#sthash.IO3yWOtp.dpuf

  • ..the hurt

  • ...the silence

  • ...the embarrassment

  • ..the healing

Our Team

Who We Are

N’Tyse

Creator, Executive Producer
A former private banker and financial counselor for over 12 years, N’Tyse, a visionary, documentarian, philanthropist, and multifaceted hybrid author is known in the literary world for her evocative prose, taboo storylines, and rambunctious characters. The Simon and Schuster author has penned several best-selling relationship fiction-based novels. In the literary world, she is also a well-respected ‘go to’ ghostwriter, literary agent, as well as a closely followed relationship columnist with a hefty social media following. Unafraid to tackle controversial subjects, N’Tyse cut her teeth in the film industry with her hard-hitting documentary debut, “Beneath My Skin” (Executive Produced by veteran R&B singer and actress, Angie Stone). The powerful piece delves into the personal sacrifices of African American women in the LGBT community and peeked the interest of Maverick Ent. N’Tyse, a longtime wife and mother of two, has an innate ability to deeply and sincerely engage pained individuals without exploiting their suffering. She recently signed on as Co-Executive Producer on the upcoming documentary film, “Collisions: Rocking The Scars”, with award-winning director Phillip Wolf of Wolf Entertainment, which looks at the lives impacted by congenital heart defects.

ARTHUR MUHAMMAD

Director
Arthur Muhammad, award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer of the 2015 release, ‘Carter High’ (Charles Dutton, Vivica Fox, Pooch Hall, David Banner), has a keen eye, cinematic hands, and a patent gift for storytelling; the three key ingredients for developing ranking entertainment.

SH’MOORE

Supervising Producer
Supervising Producer, Sh’Moore, received her degree in English from Austin College in Sherman, TX. Having spent 17 years as the head of an English department has given her instrumental skills in managing tasks and assisting professionals.

FATIMAH JAWAD

Assistant Director
Fatimah Jawad is a Lebanese – American Muslim Filmmaker who has a love for creativity and exploring cultural stories for her documentaries. Fatimah received her bachelors at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has had her films in several festivals. She also teaches intro to film/video to undergraduates at UT Arlington.

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