Following the death of Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus last week, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale is hoping to raise awareness about mental health issues. Hale asked her Twitter followers to share photos of themselves “raising the horns” if they’d ever struggled with mental health issues, hoping to help break the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. On August 16, news broke that Jill Janus had committed suicide. Janus’ mental health battles were always made very public by the artist, particularly in 2015, when she suddenly ended Huntress. Janus had just undergone a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer and also revealed her struggles with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder. On Twitter, 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, using the #RaiseYourHorns hashtag to share their photos and stories of fighting for their mental health.
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