making music that makes a difference
The 'Shine Again' video is here!
Our goal is to use the inspiration of music to share the message of hope and healing for people struggling with depression and similar mental health issues.
I’ve been there, I still go there at times and I understand.
We need to spread the word that there is help available. You are not alone and even if you’re feeling lost, please know your precious being here matters to this world.
Our mission with this music video is to raise awareness, heal lives & change mental health stigmas by providing a message of hope to people as well as access to resources they need for wellness.
We are using the magic of social media to spread the word Join us and let's build a community that helps people to #ShineAgain!
There's a fun way for you to participate.
It's as Easy as 1-2-3
Make a sign with one sentence about your story. You can type it out, write it out or even add pretty pictures & colors if that’s your thing
Sample Text : I struggle with _________________ & I’m gonna #ShineAgain (fill in the blank - depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar - whatever is going on for you right now).
Take your picture (either selfie or anonymous) but make your text for someone else. For example: For my _______ , I know you are struggling with _________. Know you are loved / supported. I believe in you - You will #ShineAgain.
You can also make a sign in honor of and memory for someone who struggled with mental illness or died by suicide.
Dear_______ I love you & I miss you. Thank You for your light you shared. Your memory helps me to #ShineAgain
Take a selfie with your sign, or if you want to stay anonymous, cover your face with the sign, just take a picture with your hand, or take it with a beloved object like a flower or instrument to show your beautiful spark. Whatever you're comfortable with.
Remember to include the #ShineAgain hashtag or the text "I’m Gonna #ShineAgain"
Together we can Empower each other and those we Love to #SHINEAGAIN by changing the conversation about mental health & creating a community where people can feel supported, loved and understood.
Here are some sample signs you can simply fill in the blanks - download & print here.
You can also Donate to promote healing!
- $5 gets you a mp3 download of "Shine Again"
- $10 gets you an mp3 download of the singles - "Shine Again," " Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" and the Full Album, "Let It Rain"
- $25 gets you an EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes photo book from the making of the "Shine Again" Video + the mp3 downloads
In the spirit of change, I recently made a pledge with a charity called ChangeDirection.org. Their purpose is to help people recognize the signs of depression as well as offer resources for healing and suicide prevention. A percentage of your proceeds to support "Shine Again" will go to Charity.
Words cannot express my gratitude for your contributions in helping people to #Shine Again