Kygo puts forth $30,000 to TWLOHA on World Suicide Prevention Day
After a tumultuous year of tragic deaths, an unfortunate brunt of them came off the back of issues involving addiction and mental health. With losing pivotal artists across so many genres over the years such as Avicii, Chester Bennington, and most recently Mac Miller, plenty of peers and friends have spoken about regarding mental health. So naturally, it’s on World Suicide Prevention Day that one of dance musics finest decided to take action. That artist was not only a massive fan of Avicii, he even dedicated his first tattoo to the late icon, and that man is Kygo.
In recent months, so much has transpired around the announcements of artists who have struggled with mental health, so much so that even one of EDM’s largest on-stage personalities, Hardwell, penned a social media post halting all future live shows with the cause being mental health. In the open statement, the Dutch icon admits that he’s,
“…always dealt with all the pressure that comes with the heavy touring schedule, but for now, it felt too much, like a never-ending rollercoaster ride.”
Never-ending certainly seems the right terminology as both mental health and addiction have seemingly been taking our favorite artists left and right. However, it’s artists like Kygo that are taking a step towards a better future. It was on September 10th that the Norwegian laid down a contribution of $30,000 to the ‘Tomorrow Needs You’ campaign – an effort run by famous non-profit aimed to help those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, To Write Love On Her Arms. Not only did this sizable contribution come on World Suicide Prevention Day, but it also came smack in the middle of National Suidice Prevention Week (September 9th – 15th).
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In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), I’m proud to join the ‘Tomorrow Needs You’ campaign by @twloha. This year has been a tough year in the music industry, and I think it’s time mental health is taken seriously. I’ve decided to donate $30,000 to TWLOHA’s campaign. If you want to help as well, go to the link in my bio to donate. 100% of your donation will go toward connecting people to the help they need and deserve! Thank you @twloha for the work you’re doing🙏🏼
In the classy gesture documented via Instagram, Kygo makes it a point everyone should be taking mental health seriously saying,
“This year has been a tough year in the music industry, and I think it’s time mental health is taken seriously.”
We agree Kygo – and we’re more than happy to see artists across all genres and backgrounds, like yourself, continue to take a stand and raise awareness around mental health.