This Is My Brave & Depressed Cake Shop Team Up With the Writers From Shades of Blue for "An Evening of Stories, Music and Cake"

​​​​On the heels of celebrities Hayden Panettiere, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Silverman and Lady Gaga going public about their struggles with mental illness and following a wildly acclaimed show in NYC, This Is My Brave, a non-profit whose mission is to end the stigma of mental illness, is coming to Los Angeles.

This Is My Brave and Depressed Cake Shop are teaming up with the writers from Amy Ferris’ critically important new anthology, Shades of Blue (Seal Press), to produce an event which will raise the volume of conversation surrounding mental health issues, one powerful story at a time.

WHEN: Nov. 19, 2015, 7-10pm

WHERE: The Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles CA

WHY: To amplify the conversation about mental illness to one day eradicate the stigma

HOW: Tickets on sale now:

WHO: Eleven Shades of Blue writers will share their stories, live on stage; musical guests will share songs inspired by their mental health challenges; Depressed Cake Shop’s deliciously gray baked goods will be on sale

This Is My Brave was created to help society realize that for every celebrity who opens up about suffering from a mental health issue, there are millions of ordinary, everyday people struggling with these conditions, most suffering in silence. This event provides hope, inspiration and encouragement for everyone because with 25% of our nation directly affected by mental illness, we are all touched by this difficult yet treatable issue.

This Is My Brave, a 501(c)3 non-profit launched in 2014 to create a safe community and a platform for individuals to speak out about mental health disorders. The Co-Founders had been impacted by mental illness and wanted to fight the isolation and disconnection by giving people from the community a chance to share their stories on stage through poetry, music and essay. For more info, visit

Established in 2013 in the United Kingdom, the Depressed Cake Shop has raised over $70,000 for charities around the world by engaging local bakers to donate and sell gray baked goods. The project has received press attention around the world, and continues to grow as the message spreads through social media and the numerous press mentions the project has had, in outlets like Time Magazine, the Huffington Post, Vice, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Visit:

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About This Is My Brave, Inc.

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This Is My Brave is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves as a platform and a community for people sharing stories of lives affected by mental illness to end the stigma. Our flagship program is a theater show of essays, poetry and music.

Jennifer Marshall
Executive Director & Co-Founder, This Is My Brave, Inc.
This Is My Brave, Inc.
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