“Scream Back” program is based on research that shows a peer to peer message is effective and instantly relatable. Research also shows that heavy music attracts people with depression, anxiety, and other conditions and helps them the most too.

“Scream Back” uses the power of a rock music show and relatable age groups to let youth know it’s okay to not be okay. Using trusted resources from partners, the music program stops and each band member gives a powerful testimonial of how they experienced conditions of mental health, what they did to overcome them, and how they are today.

Research sources are below:

  1. Daniels, T., & Ivey, A. E. (2007). Microcounseling: Making skills training work in a multicultural world. Springfield, Il: Charles C Thomas.

  2. Good, J. M., Halpin, G., & Halpin, G. (2000). A promising prospect for minority retention: Students becoming peer mentors. Journal of Negro

    Education, 69, 4, 375-383.

  3. Lockspeiser, T., O'Sullivan, P., Teherani, A., & Muller, J. (2008). Understanding the experience of being taught by peers: the value of social

    and cognitive congruence. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 13, 3, 361-372.

  4. Mellanby, A. R., Rees, J. B., & Tripp, J. H. (2000). Peer-led and adult-led school health education: a critical review of available comparative

    research. Health Education Research, 15, 5, 533-45.

  5. Newton, F. B., & Ender, S. C. (2010). Students helping students: A guide for peer educators on college campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  6. Terrion, J. L., & Leonard, D. (2007). A taxonomy of the characteristics of student peer mentors in higher education: Findings from a

    literature review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 15, 2, 149-164.

  7. Hard Rock Music and those with Depression and Anxiety Health Issues. —ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

    Front. Hum. Neurosci., 21 May 2015 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00272

  8. Extreme metal music and anger processing

    Leah Sharman1 and Genevieve A. Dingle1,2*
    1School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    2Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Birsbane, QLD, Australia

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