An event at the House of Blues on February 20th brought 1500 people together trying to “make Noise to Save a Life”. The event was an effort to raise money for the Samaritans and included a concert, loud clothing, dancing and noise on the dance floor. The goal was to put a spotlight on depression and suicide and to help end the silence. Bringing mental illness out of the darkness and into the light is critical to help increase early identification, intervention and referral. What was unique about the event was the energy of those in attendance and the drive to reduce the stigma about depression and to raise awareness about seeking treatment. Teens and young adults were wearing tee shirts imprinted “Make Noise”. YHC works very hard with our “How Not To Keep A Secret” Peer Training program to provide education about depression and suicide and to help teens help each other to reach out for help. For more information on this program please contact us.
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