G.R.L. to Perform at Give an Hour's Campaign to Change Direction Event
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:15:49
Give an Hour, in partnership with leading public, private and non-profit partners, launches the Campaign to Change Direction at a groundbreaking summit on mental health with a livestream on March 4th from 9am-1pm ET (6am-10am PT).
The Campaign to Change Direction is a new national movement designed to change the story of mental health in America.
We are so, so down with that.
Here are the stats: One in five of our citizens has a diagnosable mental health condition and more Americans are expected to die this year by suicide than in car accidents.
While many of us are comfortable acknowledging publicly our physical suffering, for which we almost always seek help, many more of us privately experience mental suffering, for which we almost never reach out. The Campaign urges all Americans to learn five signs that indicate that someone you know may be suffering.
G.R.L., the girl group personally touched by the issue when former group member Simone Battle passed away from suicide in September of 2014, will perform.
The FLOTUS aka Michelle Obama will be there.
The event takes place at The Newseum, Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in DC.
The livestream will be at ChangeDirection.org so bookmark and watch on the morning of March 4th.
What can you do to give a voice to this important cause and to help those in need?