Eighth grader Mike Sabath, of Katonah, NY, will be premiering a new song entitled, "Talk About It" at MHA on the move 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids’ Race, taking place Sunday, May 6th, at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. Sabath wrote, arranged, recorded and will perform the song all in support of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness. Mike is passionate about music and is now using that passion to make a difference. “Whenever I have the opportunity to use my music to help someone or some organization, I’m going to take it,” he said.
Sabath is already a Youtube sensation thanks to the success of "Hand in Hand", a song he wrote as part of his Bar Mitzvah project last year. Mike organized a group of 140 children to join him in the recording of his song and he was awarded the ADO Philanthropy Award as a result of the song’s fundraising success. MHA’s CEO/Executive Director, Dr. Amy Kohn, asked Mike about what inspires him to write music. “When I write music, I think about the message that I’m trying to portray and I start from there. The message of this song is to not be afraid of your differences and to not be afraid to tell people about them.” In the chorus of, "Talk About It", Mike’s message of tolerance and acceptance comes through loud and clear as he sings, “So don’t be afraid / To let it out / Make every day happier / And scream and shout / Hurray / Let’s start today / To talk about it / Talk about it.”