FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020
6 PM - 10 PM
A virtual benefit for
NAMI Eastside and Hold Your Crown
As the coronavirus pandemic roars on, its impact on mental health is becoming more and more apparent for more people of all ages. Increased social isolation, loneliness, health anxiety, stress, and an economic downturn are a perfect storm to harm people's mental health and well being. And for the one in five people who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – being cut off from direct contact with friends, family, therapists, and others who could ordinarily support them through difficult times, puts them at risk.
NAMI Eastside a nonprofit dedicated to mental health issues for people of all ages and Hold Your Crown, a nonprofit project founded by Seattle alt-rock band, King Youngblood, want young people experiencing this increased isolation to know that they are not alone. They are part of a community of support ready to help them find a pathway to wellness and connection.
To support the work of these two organizations so that they can continue to provide support, outreach, and education to people living with mental illness and their families, a wide range of musicians are coming together to participate in a special You Are Not Alone Stream-a-thon on Friday, May 29 2020 from 6pm to 10pm. The Stream-a-thon will be available on NAMI Eastside’s YouTube Channel.
This thrilling night of music and inspiration will offer the opportunity to make a financial contribution to support the work of NAMI Eastside and Hold Your Crown. Special guests throughout the evening will include members of NAMI Eastside’s staff and board and members of Seattle’s music community who will share their own experiences around mental health as well as amazing musical performances.
A GROWING LIST OF SEATTLE'S MOST TALENTED ARTISTS WILL BE PARTICIPATING INCLUDING:
Marshall Law Band
East King County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Eastside's mission is to improve the mental health delivery system and the quality of life for those impacted by mental health conditions through advocacy, community awareness, education, and support.
Hold Your Crown is a non-profit 501 C 3 project under the Allied Arts Foundation of Seattle. It is a project incepted and led by Seattle alt-rock band, King Youngblood, that focuses on breaking the stigma that many young people from middle school through college-age and young adults face when they live with a mental illness. Hold Your Crown aims to spread a message of hope and solidarity through their music as well as peer-to-peer speaking engagements in schools and video messages shared through social media.