Manage episode 376915510 series 2442388
Depression and mental health are becoming an increasingly prevalent condition, especially in the modern age where sometimes just living can become a struggle. They are real problems with no definitive answer. Problems that could affect any one of us at any time.
As much as money always helps in any situation, perhaps more importantly in these cases the vital factor is more awareness. Awareness that it can and does happen. Awareness that it is not your fault or something you should go through alone and awareness of the fact that sometimes it’s okay to not be okay and the most important first step to helping yourself is communication and putting your troubles out there for the world to see, hear and help. One way to do this is by staging events – of any nature – but when music is your life and passion the default mechanism generally switches to live events. And, as we all know, musicians do it better than most. This Saturday, September 16, the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane will host Rock Beats Depression, featuring an eclectic assortment of local and interstate bands uniting for one common cause. Black Whisky, Goatzilla, Gutterfire, Tailor Made Rejects, Krave and more unite together over two stages for not only a great cause, but also a great afternoon/night of live music. The day will raise not only awareness, but also funding for The Black Dog Institute, Beyond Blue and Headspace with tickets HERE Today we speak with Logan/Gold Coast punk outfit Pugnacious to find out why they volunteered to be a part of this great day.