Two shows in which members of the Black Men Speak! speaker’s bureau talk of their problems with mental illness and substance abuse and how they have turned their lives around.

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Notes on music and art:
The composer of the music and the painters of the pictures used in the show lived with serious mental health problems.

Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

The Parable of the Good Samaritan by Francesco Bassano
Old Man in Sorrow by Vincent van Gogh

The Erythraean Sibyl (Sistine Chapel) by Michelangelo

Note: The views expressed in this program are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare.

Producer: Shannon Eliot, Media and Marketing Coordinator, P.E.E.R.S.
Recording Studio: James Earl-Rockefeller III, VJTV, President, Executive Producer
Editor: Alan Kolsky, Digital Video Dimensions, founder, senior video editor