This week, as part of our ongoing “Keep Oregon Well” concert series to fight stigma through music, we were joined in the Kink FM Skype Live Studio by Australian indie band HUSKY! Signed to Sub Pop Records and currently on tour, the band took some time out of their busy schedules to play a few songs and help us raise awareness around issues related to mental and behavioral health!
If you haven’t already done it, you can take the #KeepOregonWell Pledge to stand UP and speak OUT against stigma now at www.KeepOregonWell.com
I caught up with HUSKY backstage and we chatted about mental health, touring and self-care before the show.
Watch that video here:
Watch video from Husky’s “Keep Oregon Well” performance here:
This week, as part of our ongoing “Keep Oregon Well” music series at the Skype Live Studio, we were joined by Austin band Alpha Rev. Mental and behavioral health awareness hits close to home for Alpha Rev’s frontman and stigma-fighter extraordinaire, Casey McPherson.
Kink radio’s Sheila Hamilton and I talked with Casey backstage before the show about his own family’s story — losing his father and brother to suicide — and how he takes care of himself amidst the general wildness of touring band life.
Watch that video here:
Thank you to Casey and to Alpha Rev for lending their talents to our awareness-raising, stigma-fighting efforts! I dig your music and your care for the communities we serve at Trillium. It’s beautiful stuff.
Watch video from Alpha Rev LIVE at the Skype Live Studio below:
Well, friends? One thing’s for certain: When you ask UK pop star David Gray to “go wild for the camera”, HE DELIVERS! (As proven in the photograph above – ha!)
This week, as part of our ongoing “Keep Oregon Well” music series, we were joined in our stigma-fighting efforts by singer-songwriter David Gray in the Skype Live Studio, in advance of David’s sold-out performance at Edgefield.
David is a world-renowned musician and we are so thrilled that he lent his talents to our cause. Thanks also to everyone who came out and took the “Keep Oregon Well” Pledge to stand UP and speak OUT against stigma!
Sheila Hamilton and I caught up with David Gray backstage before the show and chatted about mental health, addiction and music (of course!)
Watch video of our conversation here:
David even tweeted about Trillium Family Services to his 222,000 followers the day of the show! Check that tweet out below, along with photos from the show: Read the rest of this entry »
As many of you know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, in my role as Chief Communications Officer of Trillium Family Services — Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families — I have had the pleasure of creating and launching a Mental Health Heroes Awards program, a comedic video campaign designed to lampoon stigma, and a community storytelling and advocacy blog for the organization.