2020 has been a tough year, especially for young people, so Marshmello did a collab with Demi Lovato to let their fans know that it’s OK not to be OK, and that suicide is not the answer.
They point their fans to the suicide prevention resources from nonprofit Hope For The Day:
Hope For The Day (HFTD) is a non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. Join the Proactive Suicide Prevention conversation at hftd.org Suicide Prevention starts with a conversation we’re not having with our mental health due to Stigma. The first step to breaking that silence is dispelling stigmas of fear, judgement, and shame about our internal experiences. We achieve that by proclaiming It’s Ok Not To Be Ok!
Check out oknottobeok.com while you’re at it! It’s got a fun 90s vibe and lots of resources.
Demi explained on her Instagram why she got involved:
Since a young age I’ve dealt with suicidal thoughts and depression. I’ve been very vocal in raising the awareness of mental health because it is possible to see the light when you start the work on yourself. I’m living proof that you never have to give into those thoughts. I’ve had many days where I’ve struggled but please let this song be an anthem to anyone who needs it right now. You can get through whatever it is you’re going through.. I’m here for you always, you are not alone and I love you 💞
Image: YouTube / Marshmello