As the public incidents involving mental health issues pile up, artists are taking action. We are all aware of what happened with Avicii a few months back. Since then, many artists are speaking out on their own struggles. Just yesterday, 26-year old DJ Ookay opened up about his struggles with substance abuse and depression.
Actually taking action is a whole other battle. Norwegian DJ Kygo has put his foot down and taken a step towards a more enlightened future. On September 10, known as World Suicide Prevention Day, Kygo donated $30,000 to the ‘Tomorrow Needs You’ campaign. The campaign is a project of the nonprofit organization To Write Love On Her Arms. This comes in the middle of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 9 – 15.
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In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), I’m proud to join the ‘Tomorrow Needs You’ campaign by @twloha. This year has been a tough year in the music industry, and I think it’s time mental health is taken seriously. I’ve decided to donate $30,000 to TWLOHA’s campaign. If you want to help as well, go to the link in my bio to donate. 100% of your donation will go toward connecting people to the help they need and deserve! Thank you @twloha for the work you’re doing🙏🏼
TWLOHA is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. The organization, founded by Jamie Tworkowski, started as an individual instance of one person reaching out to help another. You can learn more about the purpose that drives TWLOHA here. They surpassed their original goal of $100,000, creating a new goal of $150,000.
While we can all post and talk about action, Kygo is leading by example. If you wish to donate to this very worthy cause, you can do so RIGHT HERE.