ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

TINA RIX

Film Director's Biography


I am a licensed psychotherapist and multi-city group mental health practice owner. I am also a singer/songwriter who found too many years of neglecting my creative and musically inclined side was not healthy. Goal: Destigmatize &introduce mental health people worldwide while letting them know that they deserve to share their stories and heal.

It was the end of 2019 when I decided to focus on feeling alive and happy again. I realized that there was no reason I could not merge the 2 worlds that I operate in and love together. It was then that Music and Mental Health was birthed. I decided to not focus on myself for this project. The community needed to help me with this one. I wanted to tell the story of the importance of owning your story and stomping out the stigma that surrounds mental health through the lives of artists and musicians in the very creatively free city of Austin, TX, where I have resided full time for the past 4+ years.

I have been blessed to have my mental health company Better Path Family Counseling and Consulting, PLLC to be able to donate funds to the film company and the 9-part docuseries. The mental health company has offices in Houston, San Antonio, and our headquarters is located at 100 Congress Avenue of Austin, TX.

The music and mental health documentary-style 9-part docuseries main goal is to feature music and artists you may or may not have heard of before because they are mostly independent, including myself, to normalized discussing mental health topics, bring awareness to the importance of mental health, and utilize music and musicians as a vehicle to help get the message out about the importance of sharing your story and stomping out the stigma around mental health.

We filmed right up until the world shut down due to COVID 19, It is amazing how timely and even more relevant this film project is now due to the mental ad emotional state of people in the US and all over the world.


Director’s Statement:

Hello, my name is Tina Rix. I am the director of a 9 Episode Docuseries: Music and Mental Health. The purpose of the project is to help stomp out the stigma that surrounds mental health as well as shed light on independent music artists in the Austin, TX area. Artists share their stories about different parts of their life and career that were challenging and how they were able to push through and care for their mental health as well as continue in their music career.

Music and Mental Health Docuseries

(Austin, TX - 2020-2021) - As the live music capital of the world and a city that recognizes mental health as an issue and one that can be combated by putting the right resources in place, we invite you to watch the Music and Mental Health Docuseries premieres that are released one per month. All Things Austin was the theme for the season 1. There has been a lot of talk about the effects of COVID-19 on people, including music artists and local business owners. Thought Positive Media is helping artists share their voices in a different way while still reaching the community and fans. Tina Rix is a women of the common people and for the common people. She is comfortable rolling up her sleeves and jumping right into any environment and learning from the cultures around her. She is currently enrolled at a private University in Californian and is working on her doctorate degree in mental health with an emphasis on social justice. She believes in integrating the arts and mental health/family systems, which is what her dissertation will be focused on as well.

This Music and Mental Health Docuseries is a nine-episode project that is focused on musician’s lifestyles as independent artists as they share their stories and speak on career and mental health. It also supports and highlights stories from a plethora of radio personalities; non-profit organizations; and public figures. In each episode, individuals within the music and arts community discuss some of the struggles of mental health and how to overcome adversity. A full list of interviewees of each episode and cast is available upon request.

Tina Rix is the CEO of Thought Positive Media, a singer/songwriter, film director, film producer, and owner of an outpatient mental health company, Better Path Counseling and Consulting, PPLC, that is creating a space for individuals to thrive through individual, couples, and family therapy.

Tina Rix’s mental health company, Better Path Family Counseling, PLLC, donated 100% of funds to bring this 9 episode documentary film project to life.
Tina Rix is a Nigerian American women how hard a rocky start to life, but has found a way to navigative through all of the hurt and pain and press forward to her higher calling in life. She was abused as a child, left her home at 14 due to the abuse, became a teen mom at 16, yet refused to be a statistic. She continued living courageously and graduated high school at 17, graduated with her bachelor's at 20, and obtained her master's degree at 21, one month shy of her 22nd birthday. She has been working hard all of her life and is very financially responsible. Tina and her team worked extremely hard to bring the 8 episode docuseries, Music and Mental Health, to life all while going through a divorce, seeing her daughter off to college, raising twin girls, and running a 3 city outpatient mental health company in Texas. She is very passionate about mental health and community outreach. She works with foster youth and their families to learn better ways of communicating and reduce the risk of repeated abuse to their children. Her goal is always to keep the family intact, or at least have healthy relationships if the family must split. She herself is a singer/songwriter but did not make the film about herself. Watch the episodes and you will learn and see and feel how special this project is and why it is imperative that more content like this continues to be produced and should be funded. IT SAVES LIVES!

Season 1 of the 9 episode docuseries was filmed in late January through early July 2021 in Austin, TX (pre and post COVID 19 pandemic).

ABOUT THOUGHT POSITIVE MEDIA
Thought Positive Media, LLC a subsidiary brand under the Company Tina Rix Music and Film, LLC. Tina Rix is a licensed mental health therapist, singer/songwriter, film director, and film producer. She is releasing the debut docuseries Music and Mental Health: Season One. The first season of a series of 35 mins to 1-hour long episodic documentaries featuring all Austin, TX Musicians, Artists, non-profit organizations, local business owners where we enjoy live performances, and CEO, Tina Rix, sits down with them for transparent and authentic conversations and their music is featured. This series focuses on the mission to stomp out the stigma surrounding mental health and highlighting the healing nature of art through music. Visit us at our website: www.thoughtpositivemedia.com or follow us on our social page - Instagram @thouthpositvemedia, Twitter @thoughtposmedia and Facebook: www.facebook.com/thoughtpositivemedia


Film Synopsis
Beautiful charming Austin, TX....the Live Music Capital of the World, has been the home of Nigerian American psychotherapist, singer, and Film Director, Tina Rix for the past 5 years. A transformation began to take over Tina from day one of opening her mental health company here. Austin is a city that recognizes mental health as an important issue and one that can be combated by spreading awareness, we invite you to watch the Music and Mental Health Docuseries. There has been a lot of talk about the effects of COVID-19 on people, including music artists and local business owners, and we just happened to begin filming this project in late January 2020. The timing could not be more appropriate. What is the main goal of this docuseries? Stomping out the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness and making mental health a household concept that is no longer frowned upon. Mental Health is just as important as physical health. Thought Positive Media, LLC, with the help of local independent artists, share their talents and voices in more than one way in this film. They facilitate healing by sharing different aspects of their lives, through storytelling, which we hope will be appreciated by the community and their beloved fans. Tina Rix is a woman of the common everyday people and advocates for the marginalized, tormented, oppressed, and forgotten people. She is comfortable rolling up her sleeves and jumping right into any environment and learning from the cultures surrounding her. She is currently enrolled at a private University in California and is working on her doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Systemic Thinking and Social Justice. She believes in integrating the arts, mental health, systemic thinking, and social justice into all aspects of life.
Tina Rix is also an independent recording artist herself, (which is covered more in the very last Episode 9 of 9) and remains on a continual journey of healing from a lifetime of oppression and various types of abuse, by way of investing in the music and film projects geared towards, self-development, self-love, community awareness, collective growth as a people, mental health advocacy, and self-healing journeys. The independent artists featured in this project helped her catalyze healing projects and each one is passionate about mental health awareness and the importance of continuing to support independent artists. They are our healing agents. They help us emote and process our stuff and provide the soundtrack to our lives. Authenticity from each featured artist care for humanity and is what the spirit of this project left our skeletal film/editing crew walking away uplifted with. We are extremely hopeful that the content of the docu-series resonates with every viewer, young and old, in a positive way. Film Director, Tina Rix, has battled with mental health issues throughout her life due to an abusive childhood, which caused her to run away from home as a young teen and become a foster child, then teen parent by the age of 16. She is inspired by her own story and felt called to document the stories of others. "We all have a story. It’s about time we share our narratives in safe supportive spaces, with the goal being to stomp out the stigma that surrounds mental illness, bring more awareness to mental health around the globe, and advocate for the importance of mental health. Big thank you to Tina Rix's mental health company, Better Path Family Counseling, PLLC, for donating 100% of the funds needed to bring this film project to life.

This Music and Mental Health Docuseries is 9 eight-episode project that is focused on musician’s lifestyles as independent artists as they share their stories and speak on career and mental health. It also supports and highlights stories from a plethora of radio personalities; non-profit organizations; and public figures.

Special Press Links


Tuning In: ‘Music and Mental Health’ docuseries profiles Austin musicians

Fox News Austin, Texas

https://www.fox7austin.com/video/873633



Meet Tina Rix: Licensed Psychotherapist, Film Director, and Recording Artist, CEO of Thought Positive Media and Better Path Family Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

Voyage Houston (Shoutout HTX)


https://shoutouthtx.com/meet-tina-rix-licensed-psychotherapist-film-director-and-recording-artist-ceo-of-thought-positive-media-and-better-path-family-counseling-and-consulting-pllc/


Coverage About Tina Rix Music Music

https://www.fox7austin.com/video/985404

https://www.fox7austin.com/video/905862

http://www.theaustinvillager.com/pdfs/2021/2021jul16.pdf

Tina Rix, the Music Artist:

Artist Bio

I'm a Nigerian American licensed psychotherapist, doctoral student, group practice outpatient mental health clinic owner, award-winning film director, and an independent recording artist. I believe advocacy for mental health is important and we should never stop trying to reach out and help others by sharing our stories. I am sharing this message through the means of film projects and my music. We also plan to sign new young and upcoming artists in the future that are super talented and feel lost in a world and industry saturated with a lot of music. We want to help young artists develop their sound, brand, and figure out what type of message fo they mean to put out into the world. I am very happy to be at a point in my career where I had enough funds to establish a film and music company, Tina Rix Music and Film, LLC, and Thought Positive Media, LLC. The goal is to help stomp out the stigma that surrounds mental health, share our stories, and promote quality independent artists from all around the world. We established the companies in January and February 2020, and have continued to work and invest in getting this message out despite the pandemic. My hope is for my music to touch people's hearts and spark a flame in their hearts that promotes health, healing, elevations, self-love, and inspiration to become their best and brightest form of self. My Nigerian name is Iyango, which means my wealth. If wealth ever truly finds me (because I am broke right now, lol), I plan to invest it back into the arts and mental health advocacy as the message about mental health needs to be spread all over the world. Suicide rates continue to rise and acknowledging and treating our mental health can significantly reduce this from remaining the storyline of humanity for future years and decades to come. Throughout my life, there were those singers such as PJ Morton, Zacardi Cortez, Sade, Jill Scott, Seal, John Mayer, Sheryl Crowe, Sunny Ade, Abba, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Yolanda Adams, and Prince that inspired me and helped me heal and emote. My wish and desire with my own music is to hopefully do the same with my own music, which is to touch others in a positive and impactful way.


1/14/2022 as Tina Rix Debut LP, No Looking Back


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