Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale celebrates her birthday today (October 10), and if fans are looking for a way to honor the badass frontwoman, consider taking part in her #RaiseYourHorns social media campaign that aims to break the stigma around mental health issues.
After the tragic suicide death of Huntress lead singer Jill Janus, Hale penned a touching tribute to her peer via her Instagram. An excerpt from that tribute reads as follows:
“…Jill was very open about her struggles with mental health and addiction. Now, more than ever, spanning across Every age group, the suicide rate is extremely high. I’d like to take a moment to state again how important it is to talk about mental health, and remind all of you out there battling demons that you are not alone. I have to navigate my own dark labyrinth and I turn to music and writing for my lifeline. I want to encourage you to keep searching for Your lifeline, something that makes You happy. It doesn’t matter if no one gets it but you…that’s ok! We need to Stop trying to live up to expectations that society places in front of us to make us feel Unworthy of love, beauty and success. We need to stop comparing ourselves to others. We need to stop trying to be “normal”. And we need to stop being quiet about our mental wellbeing. Asking for help doesn’t mean your broken. And if you don’t know how to ask for help that’s ok too, those of us who have a shoulder will let you lean on it! We are All in this life together.”
Hale’s next post showed her addressing her followers and introducing her call to #RaiseYourHorns to spread awareness of mental health issues. She included the following caption:
“Hey Freaks, I’d like to do something! I want everyone who has ever struggled with mental health to #RaiseYourHorns take a pic, tag and share it! The more people that are brave enough to put it out there, the more we will all see that we are not alone in our battles, in fact, we are the majority! Let’s get one step closer to breaking the mental health stigma! Much love in Rock n Roll #RaiseYourHorns”
Coincidentally, today also happens to be World Mental Health Day, so what better day to join Lzzy Hale and #RaiseYourHorns!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.