Our heart to those who have personally struggled with suicide is that it is tough right now, there's no denying that. However, it gets better. I think as teenagers and young adult its hard to see just how big the world is. We get so narrow focused on what's right in front of us that we can't even comprehend that we'll ever get past this. But suicide ends the possibility that it'll get better and doesn't allow us to trust the Lord to use us and teach us through those dark times.
Big Picture Media recently announced that they are teaming up with Hopeless Records to release a compilation called Songs That Saved My Life. According to the announcement on social media, the compilation will be available on November 9 and will feature Taking Back Sunday, Against Me, The Maine and more. These bands "come together to... Continue Reading →
In the Bible, James 1 reminds us to be slow to speak and quick to listen. These words are a lifetime challenge, one that I’ve been wrestling with since growing up in a Christian conservative household. As I grow in age and gain wisdom, these words have taught me that by taking time to listen... Continue Reading →
The music community, and especially the rock community, has become inextricably tied to the mental health conversation in America. And it's a time when that conversation is more urgent than ever before: the suicide rate in the United States has risen 25% in the last 20 years. That tragic number has been felt in losses... Continue Reading →
Lzzy Hale of Halestorm has launched a social media movement to bring awareness and solidarity to those struggling with mental health. The singer invited fans and peers to share pictures of themselves with the classic metal horns hand symbol, hashtagged #RaiseYourHorns, if they'd ever struggled themselves. The campaign comes as a response to the... Continue Reading →
This post originally published on Threads of Stars on July 20, 2018. All afternoon on July 20, 2017, my phone was going off: “did you see the news?” And I had; all of us in the rock community had, the news spreading through our tight knit family like a blackout, lights suddenly switched out. Chester... Continue Reading →
The non-profit organization Beneath the Skin has launched a subgroup specifically designed for men to support other men. The group is called Men Supporting Men, and you can find it by clicking here. Beneath the Skin is a non-profit founded by Brittany Mullins, who often works closely with her husband Matty's band Memphis May Fire... Continue Reading →
[Content warning: suicide] The of suicide has been painfully present in the news over the span of the past month. A few high profile losses paired with sobering news about the suicide rate from the CDC (in summary: it's going up) have continued to open the window for questions to be asked with increasing urgency.... Continue Reading →