On September 10, rock artists will be hosting a benefit concert in honor of National Suicide Prevention Day. They are teaming up with HeartSupport for the Choose Life live stream event. The event will be taking place on Twitch, and it will begin at 5 pm (ET) this Friday.
The live stream will feature a mix of interviews and performances, and it will be headlined by Lacey Sturm and the nu-metal band Love and Death. Prominent voices such as Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red, Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire, The Protest, Relent, and others will be featured. You can RSVP for the event now by clicking here.
"I #chooselife because on the day I planned to end my life, I met God," Lacey Sturm shared. "In that moment, I understood that the same God who created the cosmos created you and me. We are not accidents. We are not burdens. We are not mistakes. We are intentionally created for an eternal purpose-- to know love."
Brian "Head" Welch of Love and Death added, "I #chooselife because life is a gift and suffering isn't permanent. I've always seen something good come after going through dark periods in my life and I believe the best is yet to come. Keep pressing on."
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. Resource information is provided for free, as well as a chat message service. To speak directly to a professional, call 1-800-273-8255.