Exclusive Video Premiere: Nothing More's Jonny Hawkins Works to Educate People About Mental Health With "Jenny" Campaign & THE JED FOUNDATION
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:05:37
Good music x good cause! We are ALL about those two things. Rockers Nothing More are working to educate the masses about mental illness and they are doing so with a powerful vehicle—their music—since it is a subject that hits close to home.
ARTISTdirect is pleased to present this webisode of Nothing More's Jonny Hawkins speaking with John from THE JED FOUNDATION about the great work the organization does and how the song "Jenny" ties in to it.
Nothing More, along with To Write Love on Her Arms, Bring Change 2 Mind, International Bipolar Foundation, The Jed Foundation and Young Minds (UK), are seeking to spread the facts about mental health to music fans worldwide.
This is happening through discussion pertaining to vocalist Hawkins' tale of his sister's struggle with bipolar disorder in the song "Jenny." The video for "Jenny"–directed by Hawkins himself—provides mental health statistics and help line info, as well.
You can also watch that video below, which is from the band's self-titled album.
Funds are also being raised for the charities via a new PledgeMusic campaign. You can learn more about the #iknowJenny PledgeMusic Campaign and then do what you can to help.
Discussion of "Jenny" has become pervasive throughout social media, using the corresponding social media hashtag #iknowJenny. Facts, quotes and relevant articles are being shared by the band via their website.
Mental health affects us all. Let's help the people we love, and even those we don't know, get help and let's do it through the universal communicator known as music.