Portugal. The Man and Logan Lynn Feature Story on Summer Tour with Keep Oregon Well in Broadway World Magazine

From Broadway World Magazine: (7/12/18)

Portugal. The Man Bring Mental Health Advocacy On Tour This Summer Across Oregon

Portugal. The Man Bring Mental Health Advocacy On Tour This Summer Across Oregon

Portland, Oregon-based chart-topping Grammy winners, Portugal. The Man have announced that they will be bringing the Keep Oregon Well: Mental Health Matters movement on tour this summer at all of their Oregon shows and events.

“Mental Health is personal for our whole band,” Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley continued, “We all have days where we feel happy and well, and days where we don’t – and, contrary to popular belief, this is actually a completely normal part of the human experience. As touring musicians, self-care can quickly become make it or break it on the road. By partnering with Logan Lynn and the Keep Oregon Well Street Team at these shows, our goal is to inspire everybody to make mental health a priority, too.”

Keep Oregon Well is a public advocacy campaign and social movement co-founded by fellow Portland-based musician Logan Lynn and Trillium Group CEO Kim Scott, designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health, build a trauma-informed community, and give people the opportunity to learn more about mental health while standing with those who may be struggling with theirs.

“We are thrilled that Portugal. The Man has adopted this cause as their own,” said Kim Scott, Trillium Group CEO and Keep Oregon Well Co-Founder. “Trillium is deeply committed to meeting community where they are at, and this partnership — the information, awareness, connection and hope it will bring to people across Oregon — is a critical component in building resilience and, ultimately, saving a life.

Nationwide, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health crisis in their lifetime. In Oregon, that statistic is 1 in 4. Keep Oregon Well aims to change that! Now in its 4th year, the movement has a long-running Concert Series that has featured bands and artists that range from Bleachers, Walk Off The Earth and Charli XCX, to Desiigner, Flo Rida, Graham Nash and Alice Cooper.

“As a suicide survivor myself, I know how important not feeling isolated is,” Portland musician and Keep Oregon Well Co-Founder Logan Lynn continued, “We all have trauma, and we all have the ability to bounce back – forward, even – from those experiences. Stigma exists because people have been made to feel like mental and behavioral health challenges are personal character flaws, versus being like any other medical condition. If you break your arm tomorrow, would you feel shame? Or would you just go to the doctor immediately and then have people sign your cast? I won’t stop doing this work until every last bit of the shame that prevents people like me from seeking help in the first place, is gone. I’m super excited about this tour and can’t wait to see you all at these shows!”

Take the Keep Oregon Well Pledge to fight stigma and end discrimination now at www.KeepOregonWell.com or stop by the Mental Health Matters booth at any of Portugal. The Man’s Oregon shows this summer!

Catch Keep Oregon Well on tour with Portugal. The Man on the following dates, to start:

August 24th – Portland, Oregon (McMenimans Edgefield) – SOLD OUT!

August 25th – Portland, Oregon (McMenimans Edgefield) – SOLD OUT!

August 30th – Jacksonville, Oregon (Britt Pavilion)

August 31st – Bend, Oregon (Les Schwab Amphitheater) Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: Logan Lynn Interview on NBC’s “Portland Today” for Mental Health Awareness Month (VIDEO)

Thanks to NBC affiliate KGW-TV for having me and my Keep Oregon Well co-founder Kim Scott on this week’s episode of “Portland Today” to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month!

My favorite question from today’s KGW-TV interview on Portland Today: “But really, Logan. What is the message you bring with your outfit?” ha ha ha

Watch the full episode on KGW-TV below:

Beyond Well: Radical Inclusion and the Mental Health Matters Movement

Hello Keep Oregon Well Community!

Since developing and launching the Keep Oregon Well: Mental Health Matters advocacy platform back in 2014, I have had the great pleasure of watching this big dream for the world transform into a bonafide social movement, thanks to all of you.

The Mental Health Matters network reaches over 1.5 million Oregonians every week through media, partnerships, supporters and spokespeople. Now in our 4th year, Keep Oregon Well continues to grow and expand the movement’s reach, engaging new voices, schools, partners and communities each step of the way.

As a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse myself, I have struggled with persistent suicidal ideation for as long as I can remember. There are still days where I do not want to live…but over the years I have found healing in my life. I see a future for myself now, and I am able to stay connected to that future, even during the inevitable hopeless times. This healing has come by way of massive waves of compassion from others, professional opportunities which have allowed me to cultivate personal safety and a feeling of self-worth, and a team of people who a decade ago convinced me to interact with and, ultimately, speak this big, scary truth about my experience in the world. That truth — hard as it may seem — has been an agent of change in my life since the moment I first allowed myself to really look at it. Read the rest of this entry »