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.
Check out this year’s annual Portland Mercury Queer Issue! It just hit stands today, and I’ve got your Pride Week Calendar, my Top 10 Pride Picks for 2015, and an article about the plight of bisexuals all up in it.
Click the links below to read them, pick up a paper copy all week in the Portland Metro Area, or click on the cover art here to check out the full issue online. I was extra rude this year, just for you.
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.