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Sound Mind Announces “Un-Heard Mentality”  World Mental Health Day Benefit Concert On October 21

Langhorne Slim, Fantastic Negrito, and More Will Perform Live at Brooklyn Bowl NYC

Sound Mind Announces Un-Heard Mentality  World Mental Health Day Benefit Concert On October 21


NEW YORK, N.Y. —  Sound Mind Live announces “Un-Heard Mentality Oct. 21, 2021 in celebration of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10.) This pioneering benefit concert will be hosted by comedian Tristan Miller and feature sets from Langhorne Slim, Fantastic Negrito, Aisha Bardu, and poet/artist Patrick Roche.

"The past year has reminded us all how we need a supportive community to survive," said Sound Mind Live Executive Director Chris Bullard. “Un-Heard Mentality is about fostering and celebrating community through great music and open, authentic dialogue on mental health – which can save lives and create a better world for all of us.”

In partnership with American Foudation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Relix, the event represents a collaboration across artists and organizations to support social change on mental health during a critical time. Experts from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will provide information on mental health resources, support programs and best practices for self-care as we navigate these still challenging times. Proceeds will support the New York City chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Tickets for the event go on sale today. Prices start at $30 for General Admission, with VIP packages starting at $50. For additional event information and to purchase tickets visit The event will also be streamed live to Relix’s Twitch channel and available free of charge.

Leading up to the event, in partnership with TikTok, AFSPand JED Foundation, a wide array of artists will be sharing about their own mental health in a first-of-its-kind #SongsThatSaveMe campaign. Beginning on World Mental Health Day (October 10th), artists will share on TikTok songs that have saved them in their own mental health journeys. Participating in the campaign include UPSAHLand Adelaine Morin.

A recent CDC report found that over 40% of individuals are experiencing elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with the pandemic, and as high as 63% of adults between the ages of 18 to 24 report experiencing pandemic-related anxiety and depression. 

Additional event partners include AbbVie, who is generously acting as the presenting sponsor of the event, along with Backline and DoNYC.



Sound Mind Live brings together musicians, music lovers, and forward-thinking organizations to build community and open dialogue around mental health. Much like Farm Aid has done for food and family farmers, Sound Mind Live’s mission is to catalyze social action to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health through the power of music and raise awareness of critical mental health programs and services for those in need of support. Sound Mind Live events and digital media create a safe space where music and an open, inclusive conversation around mental health coexist through collaboration across artists and organizations. Visit and join our social community on Instagram.



The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.



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