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News piece about Pray for Sleep supporting #OnOurSleeves campaign
WE ARE THE MAJORITY RALLY - APRIL 30, 2019
PRAY FOR SLEEP performs in front of 2000 students, teachers, and Prevention Action Alliance staff on April 30, 2019 at Cosi Amphitheater.
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COLUMBUS DISPATCH - FRONT PAGE - APRIL 25, 2019
‘For example, four Grandview Heights High School students teamed up with counselor Bryan Stork to organize an assembly in March featuring the band Pray for Sleep, a group of adolescents that uses metal music to raise awareness about mental-health struggles and that was recently in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Even if the music wasn’t for everyone, attendees all respected the message, organizers said. A follow-up survey of 78 students found a majority were more likely to seek help following the experience.
“Even if it helped just one person, that’s good,” senior Shea McHugh, 17, said. “We need to get rid of the stigma and let people know it’s OK to not be OK.”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445; the Teen Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-294-3300 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741; or connect to the Lifeline Crisis Chat at crisischat.org.