Rey Timosa Novicio Jr. is a Pinoy musician, producer, community mentor, and mental health advocate. He goes by the stage name of Mister REY and has released both instrumental and solo albums. He also recently produced the whole Native Immigrant album of Ro3lay. Born and raised in Makati, Philippines, he immigrated to the US when he was 12 and moved into the Mission District of San Francisco. He participated in multiple youth programs such as Youth Speaks and has now transitioned into the role of facilitator. He has coordinated afterschool programs in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood—some specifically targeting at-risk 1st generation Filipino Americans who were on probation. He has used music to support the youth and provide spaces for expression and growth. Currently, he’s the Program Coordinator for Filipino Mental Health Initiative, an organization based out of the Bayanihan Community Center, which aims to provide community services and end the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Filipino Mental Health Initiative
#UsapTayo #BackToSchool #MentalHealthAwareness Charm speaks of collaborating with #FilipinoEducation Center's @galingbata & @fmhisf so that students and families might thrive. Join us as we share more stories of strength and healing. Together we can #EndTheStigmaOnMentalHealth! #FMHISF5 #Filipino #MentalHealth #SanFrancisco ••••• Special thanks to our production crew @sine68films!