Friday, March 15, 2013

Providing a Voice to Those in Need

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maryland is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of the lives of Marylanders that are affected by mental illness. They provide free education, support, and advocacy services for people with mental illness, their families, and the community. On May 18, located at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, NAMI MD will be hosting an event called NAMIWalks, one of the largest mental health fundraising efforts in America. With the support of participants and donations, NAMI MD will be able to continue to fund their programs in order to help the thousands of people that struggle with mental illness. For more information on this event please visit the website at

Each year Sound Empire Entertainment supports the NAMIWALKS event as a sponsor. In addition CEO Stacey Harrison also serves on the steering committee. Here at S.E.E we are asking that all our fans, partners and supporters join us for this year's event. To register for our team visit our website Donations are also greatly appreciated.

At Sound Empire Entertainment we recognize that the music community can play an important part in assisting the many families affected by mental illness. Music can  provide a voice to those often silenced by the stigma.  Also over the past couple of years, music therapy has become an increasingly useful tool in the fight against the struggles of mental illness. Music therapy is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals dealing with mental illness. Music therapy interventions have been designed to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, and express feelings. The treatment has also been used to enhance memory functions, improve communication, and promote physical rehabilitation. Research has showed that it is very effective in a wide array of settings. For more information on the advantages of music therapy, visit So join S.E.E. as we raise much needed funds to continue to help persons diagnosed with mental illness and their families!