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WATCH: Logan Lynn Speaks at the Institute for Mental Health and Wellness Discovery Summit in San Francisco (VIDEO)

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Thank you to Providence Health, Robin Henderson and Tyler Norris for inviting me to come tell my story and talk about how the Keep Oregon Well movement came to be at the launch of their new, national Institute for Mental Health and Wellness. It is an honor to be creating this new world with all of you!

And thanks to my advocacy partner / chosen sister Sheila Hamilton for always sitting in the front row when I do this public trauma response routine. You can watch her video of me addressing the crowd here:

And here are a handful of photos from our time in the Bay:

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National Council for Behavioral Health Honors Logan Lynn with 2017 “Award of Excellence in Artistic Expression”

Logan Lynn at home in Portland Oregon (2017)

I was just notified by The National Council for Behavioral Health that I am being given one of their Awards of Excellence this April at the national behavioral health conference in Seattle!

The award is for “Excellence in Artistic Expression” for my music, mental health advocacy work and Keep Oregon Well!

Such a special thing. 😊

Tickets and info available HERE. Official press release below.

From XO Publicity: (2/3/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Musician and Mental Health Advocate Logan Lynn Awarded 2017 “Excellence in Artistic Expression” Award from The National Council on Behavioral Health

Logan Lynn 2017 Awards of Excellence Honoree

The National Council for Behavioral Health announced today that they will be honoring Portland musician, filmmaker, TV personality and mental health advocate Logan Lynn with the 2017 “Excellence in Artistic Expression” Award at this year’s national behavioral healthcare conference, taking place in Seattle, Washington on April 4th.

Logan Lynn is being recognized for his efforts in music, TV, film and advocacy.  In addition to being a successful musician who uses his platform to explore issues of recovery and resilience, Logan is the Founder of the Keep Oregon Well campaign and social movement to fight the stigma of mental illness and end discrimination.  Keep Oregon Well is a partnership between Logan Lynn and Trillium Family Services (Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families), Alpha Media, iHeartMedia, KGW-TV/NBC and an entire army of celebrity talent.

Logan released his 8th studio album ADIEU on September 23rd, 2016. The record explored issues of mental health, addiction recovery, grief, loss, resilience and Lynn’s own lifelong battle with overcoming persistent suicidal ideation.  ADIEU was named one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2016” by Blurt Magazine and Disarm Magazine, as well as one of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016” by Insite Magazine.

In January of 2017 Logan released a documentary film titled “Lead With Love”, about his controversial Inter-Community Dialogue Project with the conservative evangelical Mars Hill Church.  He will star in Last Meal, a new horror-comedy TV series from Two Penguins Productions and the writers of “Search Party” on TBS, this spring.

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For more on the National Council on Behavioral Health and the “Awards of Excellence” event honoring Logan Lynn, visit www.TheNationalCouncil.org/About/Awards/

For more on Logan Lynn, visit www.LoganLynnMusic.com

Logan Lynn Interview in Portland State University Vanguard’s Music Issue This Week

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I sat down with PSU’s Vanguard for their music issue, out this week, to talk about music, mental health, Liz Phair and more.

Check out the online version HERE, or keep reading below for the full transcript.

From Portland State University’s Vanguard: (7/19/2016)

“Logan Lynn says hello to ADIEU: The Portland Artist on Life, Liz Phair and Keeping Oregon Well”

by Alex-Jon Earl

Logan Lynn describes himself as a “singer and songwriter, although probably singer/songwriter doesn’t really evoke the kind of imagery that I am wanting,” and much to his credit, the image his life’s work evokes is far more than this. With numerous singles, EPs and albums under his belt. the Portland artist is now bringing a new album, adieu, and a new campaign to fight stigma around mental health.

Adieu is a notable departure for Lynn, who describes the shift as a move from “electro-pop” to what he calls “organic music,” a process that was as much about music as it was about self care and awareness of mental health. Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: “Destigmatizing Mental Illness” with Sheila Hamilton, Logan Lynn, Jennifer Pepin and Benedict Carey of The New York Times at PNCA (VIDEO)

Destigmatizing Mental Illness (2016)

I was thrilled to be part of the 2016 PNCA Edelman Lecture “Destigmatizing Mental Illness” event at PNCA featuring Sheila Hamilton, Jennifer Pepin and yours truly in conversation with Benedict Carey of The New York Times a few weeks back!

For those who missed it, you can now watch the lecture and dialogue online here:

Check out photos from the event here: Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn’s 8th Studio Album, ADIEU. Out Now!

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ADIEU.

There have been several times in my life where I have wanted to not be here anymore. There have also been times when my former addiction or mental health struggles have made their way into the public sphere, which anyone who knows how to use the internet either already knows about or can find for themselves, so I won’t bore you with those details.

I have been open about my own mental and behavioral health for as long as I can remember, both in my music and in the media…mainly because there would have been no possible way for me to hide it; and making songs has always been my therapy – often the only way I am able to get the poison out.

I tried to leave this world the first time when I was 14 years old by throwing open the door of my father’s car while he was driving on the freeway and then trying to jump out of the moving vehicle at full speed. My dad held on to me and my clothing with one hand and everything he had, and somehow managed to both keep me in the car and get us to safety.

I wanted it to be over.
I wanted to leave the world.
And I still sometimes do.

The Church of Christ “therapist” I was sent to because I was depressed and locked in my room had outed me to my parents just moments before. Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn, Sheila Hamilton and Jennifer Pepin: “Destigmatizing Mental Illness” Listening Party and Dialogue with New York Times May 10th in Portland

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Hey Portland! Join Sheila Hamilton, Jennifer Pepin and yours truly at 5pm on May 10th at PNCA for “Destigmatizing Mental Illness”.

I will be playing songs off my new record “ADIEU.” before we join Sheila on stage for a dialogue about mental health stigma and the arts, moderated by New York Times reporter Benedict Carey.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Come early (right at 5pm!) to hear my new jams 6 months before anyone else! 😉

Scoop HERE.



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