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Silence the Shame and a top tech firm team up to unveil a pioneering mental health app on May 5, National Silence the Shame Day.

Silence the Shame, a community voice in mental health advocacy, is proud to announce an innovative partnership with the largest vendor of computer software in the world, Microsoft, to develop and launch a revolutionary mobile app dedicated to mental health awareness, education, and support. This meaningful collaboration and commitment will deliver technology that provides mental health resources, accessible in a personalized way, to individuals and groups facing mental health challenges, available on National Silence the Shame Day, May 5th during Mental Health Awareness Month.

“Two years ago Darrell Booker and his team at Microsoft included Silence the Shame in their global hackathon and here we are now with this beautiful application ready to hit the market on our big day – May 5th! This is an exciting moment not only for our organization, but more importantly for communities to have more access to mental health resources and healthy ways to cope,” says Shanti Das, CEO/Founder Silence the Shame.

Silence the Shame and Microsoft invite communities worldwide to join in a collective effort to raise awareness and understanding of prominent mental issues. Everyone is encouraged to download the app, participate in National Silence the Shame Day activities including, and explore the wealth of resources available.

“Join us this Mental Health Awareness Month and Silence the Shame Day as we redefine wellness, one conversation at a time. Let’s end the silence and create a world where mental health is celebrated, understood, and supported., says Executive Director, Jewell Gooding Silence the Shame.

By sharing stories, engaging in dialogue, and accessing the app’s content, individuals can contribute to a more informed and compassionate world. Go to for more information on the app and the highly informative series of 10-minute IG Live sessions happening on Sunday May 5th starting at 2:00pm ET, featuring:

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  • 2:00pm ET – Actress Crystal Reneé
  • 2:30pm ET – Psychologist Dr. Raquel Martin
  • 3:00pm ET – Singer Ronnie DeVoe
  • 4:00pm ET –  Angela Rye
  • 4:30pm ET – Actor Lamman Rucker
  • 5:00pm ET – ESPN Host Elle Duncan

Also former NFL player turned family therapist, King Jay Barnett and more.

For a virtual banner to support the day, visit Supporters can upload their personal photo to post, donate and support Silence the Shame Day, May 5th.

“In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we acknowledge the silent battles many face with mental health. Technology, like the .NET MAUI mobile app powered by Microsoft, offers a beacon of hope. It’s not always easy to voice our struggles, but this app provides a discreet and accessible platform for support. Silence the Shame is launching more than an app; it’s a lifeline that can save lives by connecting us to the help we need, right from our mobile devices,” said Darrell Booker, Microsoft Corporate Affairs Specialist.

The launch of Silence the Shame app will usher in a series of impactful initiatives throughout the month of May, including a live podcast with a special guest on May 15th. These events aim to amplify awareness of Silence the Shame’s special programs, solicit support for increased evolution and reach, and educating the community on the critical role of technology in addressing mental health challenges.

About Silence the Shame

Silence the Shame, Inc. is a national mental health education and awareness non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating mental health stigma and reducing health disparities and suicide rates among black youth, adults, and other marginalized populations. We exist to empower and educate communities on mental health and wellness. We work to redefine mental health beyond illnesses and how we care for ourselves.

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About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Join the Microsoft Nonprofit Tech Acceleration program at to learn more about tech solutions for your nonprofit.



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