Mental Health Advocacy in the Black Community highlighted in New Podcast & Short Film

Actor/Filmmaker Jillian Reeves starts new Podcast & debuts Short Film for National Minority Mental Health Month

Actor/Filmmaker Jillian Reeves created the Mental Health Podcast “Join Jillian – Let’s Go There” & the short film Broken to end the silence surrounding mental health issues in the black community. 

Join Jillian — Let’s Go There Podcast premieres this week with conversations with mental health professionals, celebrities currently including April Parker-Jones (SWAT, Supergirl, Scandal, If Loving You Is Wrong) Chrystee Pharris (Passions, Scrubs, Monogamy) and many more to come.  Available on YouTube, IG @joinjillian & where you get your podcasts. 

The short film BROKEN stars BEVERLY TODD (“The Bucket List”, “Crash”, “Lean on Me”, “They Call Me Mr. Tibbs”)  as  Grandma Wright. Broken, written and directed by JILLIAN REEVES (“Media”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Masters of Sex”), is a powerful short film that takes us inside the tumultuous life of a family dealing with untreated Mental Illness and a system that is failing them.

Cast includes SCOTT SUBIONO (“Snowfall,” “Vice”, “Agents of the SHIELD”) & MAKENZIE LEE FOSTER (“This Is Us”, “The Broken Rose) and newcomer ARIEL BROWN(“Grownish”).

Reeves had a specific goal in mind with her Let’s Go There Podcast & Film “Broken” – sharing the raw reality of what families with untreated mentally ill loved ones go through in hopes of lifting the veil of stigma and encouraging others to share their stories and advocate for the most vulnerable among us.

For more information, screening dates, full cast, and crew visit broken.moviewww.joinjillian.com

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