Who We Are
New Social Movement bringing Mental Health Awareness to People of Color AUSTIN, TEXAS-Whatsinthemirror? is a 501c3 non-profit organization and social movement that provides suicide prevention and mental health awareness through art and advocacy to people of color and low socio-economic communities.
The organization was created in Austin, Texas by Founder and Executive Director Tarik Daniels in October, 2015. “I saw a need to merge my two passions together with my background in non-profit organization and being a performing artist and writer. I truly believe that mental health is a topic and idea that has this stigma that needs to be removed. We need to enlightened our communities about the alarming numbers of suicide rates and educate on mental health and suicide prevention. It’s time to begin the conversation and do the work. Spreading love and kindness is key. We are the prevention”.
Our board members include
Tenee Young, President,
Eric Edmonson, Treasurer,
Nea Young, Secretary.
Whatsinthemirror? canvasses and advocates in target neighborhoods throughout East Austin. It has participated in Million Man March Rally at Givens Park, Juneteenth Health Fair. First Saturdays at The George Washington Carver Museum, Sundays in the Park at Givens Park, Suicide Prevention Workshop at THE Q AUSTIN,NAMI Walk 2016, 12th Street Return and Discover Fair and countless other events to promote awareness. Executive Director Tarik Daniels recieved the Whos Who Community Service Award from Texas101Jams in 2016 as well as presented at the Central Texas African American Support Coinference, the largest family conference in the nation in 2017.
The Counseling Session (play)was our first big project as an organization with an attendance over 400 people during a six show run. It was a sponsored project of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and Austin Creative Alliance. Other sponsors included Austin Black Pride, Capitol View Arts, Rain Nightclub, and Proyecto Teatro. It recieved a Broadwayworld.com nomination for Best Orginal Script for Tarik Daniels work.
Future projects include Holiday Blues Suicide Conference in December 2016 and A Night of Love 2.0: Visual Art in February 2017. Whatsinthemirror is proudly a part of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Greater Austin of Black Chamber of Commerce. As an organization we are always seeking funding and assistance in continuing to make our mission a reality. If any organizations or community member would like to get involved or partner as well as donate with us please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website, www.whatsinthemirror.org or any of social media platforms at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.