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September 10th, 2017

Your Story is Important – A Video with Bassnectar and TWLOHA

ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT OR RESOURCES FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING OF THEMSELVES OR A LOVED ONE IS INVITED TO VISIT TWLOHA.COM/FIND-HELP.

Together with To Write Love On Her Arms and Bassnectar, Forest HQ presents this video in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10 – September 16).

At Electric Forest 2017, some Forest Family answered a call – literally – outside of The Grand Artique in Sherwood Forest. On the other end of the line was Lorin Ashton of Bassnectar. Lorin remained anonymous and asked questions about friendships, family, and hope.

Join together for some of those deep conversations, and a reminder that we all matter, that pain and doubt and hope are shared experiences, and that we can – and need to – support each other through darkness.

“When I walked away, I was like, that was so much more fun than playing a set. That was so much more fun than making music. People were wearing their hearts on their sleeves, and they were crying, and talking about suicide and losing their friends, just deep principles of life. I was marveling at that…at this place in my life that I never intended to get to — I’m almost forty years old — having this dreamlike music career, what stands out to me is just getting to visit with some people and talk about life and death with strangers.”

– Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar

Learn more about To Write Love On Her Arms, a nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, at TWLOHA.com.