Following the death of Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus, Lzzy Hale is leading the charge for mental health awareness.

On August 16th, news broke that Jill Janus had committed suicide. Janus’ mental health battles became public in 2015, when she suddenly ended Huntress. The vocalist revealed her struggles with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder. Huntress didn’t end up splitting, remaining active until Janus’ passing.

Lzzy Hale asked her followers to share photos of themselves raising the horns if they’d ever struggled with mental health issues, aiming to help break the stigma which causes so many to suffer in silence.

“Hey Freaks, I’d like to do something,” Lzzy Hale posted. “I want everyone who has ever struggled with mental health to #RaiseYourHorns take a pic, tag and share it. The more of us that put it out there, the less alone we will all feel & we will be one step closer to breaking the mental health stigma!”

Hale’s Twitter post has nearly 500 direct responses, with many more using the #RaiseYourHorns hashtag over Twitter and Instagram to share their photos and stories of fighting for their mental health.

 

Cover photo by Gary Pahlow

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Calling Detroit, Michigan home, Sami has been photographing for many years and has been with National Rock Review since near the beginning. She is a photographer and writer for National Rock Review as well as being the US Marketing Manager, PR Correspondent, and Editor. She also owns her own photography business, Sami Lipp Photography. Capturing the excitement of live music and the passion of musicians is something she lives for. She is excited to grow her career in music photography every day.

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