After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UNC Greensboro, Carlita Victoria moved to New York and got a job… As a performer, not a waitress. Before long she was working off Broadway and climbing toward her goals. But beneath the stage lights and glamour she noticed something missing: Her joy. Soon her mood slid from not happy to sad. Then suicidal. After getting help from mental health professionals and other Black women, she founded the nonprofit Darkness RISING. Since then she has developed the Music and Mental Health Video Series, which features inspirational song and dance numbers created by Black choreographers. Each one concludes with a testimony from one of the artists about their mental health experience. That is just one of many projects to come from Darkness RISING. Join us to hear this Raleigh native’s uniquely clear voice.

Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register and view the schedule for future sessions, please click HERE.

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