This week’s KXL EVERYDAY HERO focuses on some local blues musicians who have banded together to help people suffering from severe mental health issues.
Rae Gordon came up with the idea for IT WILL NOT LAST, a song to bring attention to Oregon’s high suicide rate. (You can click on the title of the song to hear it)
Local musicians include Rae Gordon, Ben Rice, Lisa Monn, Kivett Bednar, Ed Pierce, Ben Portoin, Joe McCarthy, Scott Franklin, LaRhonda Steele, and Ken DeRouchie.
Information for the local Clackamas County affiliate, to volunteer or receive services can be found here
For more information on the National Alliance on Mental Health, click here.
If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free and confidential support. 800.273.8255.