Arsene Delay will perform at the Music for Mental Health Concert. Photo by Michael Alford

Arsene DeLay, Mykia Jovan and more set for Music for Mental Health

music for mental healthThe  2nd Annual Music for Mental Health Concert will feature LeBaron Ahmon, Arsene DeLay, Mykia Jovan, Julie Odell, Mike Doussan and the event’s coordinator, Kathryn Rose Wood. Together, they represent hip-hop, soul, blues, roots rock, R&B, indie and Americana.

According to Wood, “the concert launched in September 2017 as a tangible, collaborative medium to commemorate National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, when mental health advocates, organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote resources and raise awareness on suicide prevention and living with mental illness. One in five adults in the U.S. – 18.5% of the population – experiences mental illness in a given year (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults, the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24, and mood disorders are the 3rd most common reason individuals are hospitalized, yet less than 50% of adults with mental illness received mental health care in 2017 (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).

This year’s Music for Mental Health Concert will benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, NAMI New Orleans, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Louisiana Chapter, as directed by event sponsor, the Brett Thomas Doussan (BTD) Foundation.

$10 tickets for the 18+ benefit can be purchased at