Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blue October Takes On A Cause

Another justification for my Blue October love.....

Their latest round of appearances is being dubbed the "Pick Up The Phone Tour". It's a "music tour committed to reducing the stigma associated with mental health as well as making the access to help and hope for all safe and without fear." ( This tour marks the first time a tour has been solely devoted to suicide prevention.

Blue's lead singer and songwriter Justin Furstenfeld has made no secret about his own battles with depression and his struggles with his own mental health. He has been able to turn his emotions into music, amazing music, and has spoken on more than one occasion about trying to help others learn to channel theirs into other directions, art, music, writing, etc.

I admire him very much for having the courage to put his own battles out there for the world to see, and at the same time providing a glimmer of hope for those who haven't found their own outlet yet.

So, if the Pick Up The Phone Tour comes your way, go check it out. Not only will you see an AMAZING show, but you'll be helping to raise funds & awareness for suicide prevention!


Amy said...

I admire Justin so much for being willing to talk about his struggles. That takes a lot of courage.

I wish the PUTP tour was coming near me. The closest stop in Las Vegas and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get there.

I hadn't see that PSA yet, I hope you don't mind if I snag it to put on the TM Blog :)

JennM said...

Amy - I snagged the PSA from the PUTP website, so feel free to post away!! :-) I am a member over at TM, but I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not very good about posting.

I don't think I am going to get to see Blue this time either which I am very sad about. Still crossing my fingers though since they have been adding new dates.

Thanks for reading my blog!