In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, enjoy some great music and personal tales of healing.
Local musician Mardi Morillo will share a performance of original songs and covers.
Mardi Morillo is a singer-songwriter, and he'll be joining us to share his music on acoustic guitar.
After losing partial vision and quitting his job as a CIO, Mardi Morillo found music and songwriting and it changed his life. Morillo seeks to share stories about loss, hope, and love that people can hold onto.
About Mardi Morillo
Mardi Morillo is a Bay Area singer-songwriter. In a former life, he worked as a CIO in the healthcare industry. He found his life's passion in music when he quit due to losing partial vision from glaucoma. Born legally blind, this further loss of vision, refocused Mardi to pursue something more meaningful. Something creative. After picking up the guitar to learn one song ("Stop This Train" by John Mayer) he began writing his own songs and music has changed his life. He is regularly performing at shows throughout California and is a songwriter in residence at Crema Coffee in San Jose. With music that is influenced by many contemporary artists like Adele, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, he aims to inspire others and make universal songs that touch on themes of love, isolation, and hope.
About Mental Health Awareness Month
This May, the Menlo Park Library is partnering with San Mateo County Health and other organizations throughout the area in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. Join us in the effort to increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions.
This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.