Rockers and Musicians Celebrate World Mental Health Day
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and musicians and music organizations had a huge presence in taking part.
From legendary rockers like Dave Navarro talking about emotional stress with MusiCares, to Warped Tour rockers like Telle Smith of The Word Alive partnering with HeartSupport, to even organizations like Live Nation posting about the importance of mental health resources for employees, music took a huge presence on social media for World Mental Health Day.
The day, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), was to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention. As the WHO notes, every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide.
Music is no stranger to suicide or mental health struggles, as we all unfortunately know. As someone who works with suicide prevention as well, it's something I hold very close to my heart, and it was so amazing to see all of these rockers and music groups take over to highlight resources and mental health.
HeartSupport, a huge mental health organization in the music world, was even founded by rocker Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red. They roped in a ton of people yesterday through partnerships with musicians and live feeds on social media for the day.
One of the things I love about the rock world is that people show up. Bands show up to rock. Fans show up to shows. And people 'show up' in general. It's not just all talk. To me, seeing the action and social media takeovers yesterday was just one more example of why I love rock!