Concert to raise funds for a mental health organization | Local News
A Colorado organization is turning live music into mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
The nonprofit organization Break The Silence was started in rural Colorado to provide resources to people in need. With a show at the Cafe Acoustic Concert Hall, he hopes to maintain this movement.
“To provide these resources, it means a lot to know that you are not struggling alone,” said Kelly Paris, Founder and Executive Director of Break The Silence. “What we’re trying to do here is connect people with available resources. I find that as you move further into rural areas the available resources become less and less important.
The band will host a fundraising show with hard rock and metal bands like Thousand Years Wide, Amenazar, The Devil & The Southern Fellowship and I, The Storm, starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 15 at 1918 Frederick Ave. .
Launched in 2017, Break The Silence partnered with Paris-based event organization, Music Is Life, to stage concerts that would draw large crowds, as well as raise funds for mental health awareness. .
“Music has saved my life many times and I feel like it has the power to do that for a lot of people. I feel like we can provide a community event where people can hang out and feel comfortable doing something they love,” she said.
When Paris started booking gigs, she discovered Thousand Years Wide, an award-winning local hard rock band, and invited the band to perform. This turned into a fruitful relationship that led her to book a stopover in Saint-Joseph.
“These guys have always been big supporters of ours and we’re thrilled to be in their area, raising awareness for our cause and just trying to let people know they’re not alone,” said she declared.
Using the concert as a springboard for starting conversations about mental health, as well as helping others through Break The Silence connections, is a privilege Paris said she’s grateful to have.
“To have the opportunity to use this as a platform to reach out to people who might feel uncomfortable talking about it, we feel super blessed,” she said.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. It is open to everyone from 21 years old.