As part of our ongoing concert series with Trillium designed to raise awareness about mental health and fight stigma through rock and roll, we had the pleasure of partnering with pop musician Eric Hutchinson this week with Kink FM at the Skype Live Studio!
Eric is currently touring the world with American Idol royalty Kelly Clarkson and took a few hours out of his day before their Portland show at Moda Center to chat about mental health, play a few songs, and take some photos with his fans after they signed up for the #KeepOregonWell Pledge!
Listen to Kink FM or download the Kink App for details on how you can win tickets to one of our upcoming “Keep Oregon Well” shows!
Watch video of our interview with Eric Hutchinson and Sheila Hamilton before the show here:
Watch video from Eric’s “Keep Oregon Well” performance here:
I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Jack Antonoff and our friends at The Ally Coalition on the Bleachers / Charli XCX / BØRNS tour this summer. There are still a number of ways you can get involved with our efforts, but the big Portland stop on the “Jack and Charli Do America” tour happened last night at the Crystal Ballroom and it was glorious!
Thanks so much to Bleachers for their support and for asking us to join your Ally Coalition at the show. We had a blast — and we signed up tons of people for the “Keep Oregon Well” Pledge to fight stigma!
If you aren’t already familiar with Jack’s non-profit serving LGBTQ youth, The Ally Coalition, please check them out! They do great work and we love that we get to work with them on this project.
Opening for Bleachers and Charli XCX on the tour is a band named BØRNS, who also performed a private #KeepOregonWell show with us earlier in the day at the Skype Live Studio. These guys completely knocked our socks off at both performances.
Thank you, BØRNS! We can’t get “Electric Love” out of our heads.
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 »
Huge thanks to local hometown heroes Priory for joining us in our efforts to fight stigma and #KeepOregonWell through music this week at the Skype Live Studio in Portland! As you can see from the crowd shot above, we had a blast.
Thank you also to everyone who came out to the show, signed the “Keep Oregon Well” pledge to stand UP and speak OUT against stigma, and live-streamed the show on Skype.
Sheila Hamilton from Kink FM and I caught up with the Priory boys backstage before the show and chatted about mental health and the work we are doing with bands to help raise awareness around issues related to mental and behavioral health.
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.