Especially given the current uncertainty of the world, providing these resources to those who may not otherwise know where to turn to is imperative.
September 01, 2020
Only Human, a community-based organization that exists to make the world a better place by celebrating the things that make people “only human,” has partnered with Sounds of Saving to provide mental health support to people struggling with suicidal ideation and other mental health concerns through music, collaboration, community and rhythm and to guide people toward the appropriate resources.
For the month of September, National Suicide Awareness Month, 10 percent of Only Human’s profits will be donated to support Sounds of Saving’s efforts to unite and uplift those battling mental illness, specifically depression, self-harm and suicide. Through music, a powerful tool that has the ability to strengthen joy and perseverance, Sounds of Saving and Only Human work to celebrate the power of music and its ability to heal.
“We’ve all been directly affected by, or know someone who has been affected by mental health complications, and we hold a deep commitment to supporting and uplifting these people challenged by adversity,” said Bree Pear, founder of Only Human. “Especially given the current uncertainty of the world, providing these resources to those who may not otherwise know where to turn to is imperative.”
With a mission to fuel the hope needed to reverse the alarming suicide trends, Sounds of Saving features musicians who share how their personal experiences with music have helped them through difficult times. Using their platforms to promote seeking mental health care, these musicians serve as advocates and support systems for their fans and communities.
“It is human to have moments filled with loneliness and confusion. These feelings often pass, especially when shared with others,” said Nick Greto, founder of Sounds of Saving. “We hear less frequently about the countless stories of those who have had dark moments and figured out a way to make it through, and those stories need to be shared because they are contagious. Using music to get through the hardest moments is important and effective, and so to use a connection to it as a means to encourage opening up, relating to others’ stories and seeking help is a natural extension of this.”
To bring awareness to suicide, provide resources and in honor of this month’s cause campaign, both organizations will be hosting a series of virtual events including live Sounds of Savings musical performances, powerful mental health storytelling and discussions, candle lighting, meditation and yoga sessions, and more.
For more information and to learn more, please visit: https://onlyhumanco.com/september-2020-sounds-of-saving/
About Only Human
A female and queer-owned company founded in 2016 by local Phoenician, Bree Pear, with incredible growth alongside now business partner Crissy Saint-Massey, Only Human has evolved quickly as tens of thousands of good humans around the world have rallied behind the movement on social platforms and at Only Human community cause events across the country. The organization gives 10% of its profits to a new charity each month while hosting community cause events, international give back trips, and more. For more information, please visit https://onlyhumanco.com/
About Sounds of Saving
Sounds of Saving is a nonprofit organization based in New York that fuels hope by celebrating the power of human connection to music, and by directing people towards the resources they need before it’s too late – because suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The organization also works with musicians willing to share how music has helped them through difficult times, and who will use their platform to promote opening up and seeking help during mental health challenges. For more information, please visit https://www.soundsofsaving.org/
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