In this SonRise episode, creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces celebrated entertainment executive, Shanti Das. Shanti’s 25-year career in the music industry included positions with Capitol, LaFace, Colombia, Sony Urban and Universal Motown. Under her leadership, she helped forge the careers of such luminaries as Usher, Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Outkast and many others. In the midst of her burgeoning success, Shanti found herself struggling with her own mental health. Plagued by anxiety and depression, she also witnessed beloved family and friends suffer mental illness and suicide. Eager to shine a light on the severity of the problem, Shanti founded Silence the Shame, a not-for-profit devoted to breaking the stigma.