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Avicii-Inspired Tim Bergling Foundation Teams Up With Save The Children

To support Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Save The Children and the Avicii-inspired Tim Bergling Foundation have come together to fight the shame that surrounds mental well being.

The collaborative initiative seeks to help young people improve their emotional fortitude by using music as a medium for communicating feelings and cognitive growth. According to Klas Bergling (Avicii’s father), the non-profit organization hopes to have enough open room for children by giving them “more meaningful leisure time,” and that “it is an important part of life between home and school for young people.” said Helena Thybell, the Secretary-General of Save the Children in Sweden.

“Mental disorder in young people is on the rise, and despite the fact that this topic is often discussed in the media, reaching children with valuable awareness and resources remains a major challenge. It is why it is important that we use a channel where children are present–to demonstrate that no one is alone.”

In conjunction of with the launch fellow musicians Alesso, Tove Lo, Elliphant, Benjamin Ingrosso, Loreen, and Felix Sandman have contributed their Spotify Canvas covers to support the two foundations. Allen Laseter, Alva Skog, Parallel Teeth, Laura Hodkin, and Dan Stankler have created animated backgrounds focused on children’s descriptions of their emotional wellbeing.

If you or someone you know are struggling with your mental health or wellbeing, and need support, we encourage you to reach out to the following resources:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK(8255), is available 24/7. 

The Crisis Text Line is a free text-message service that provides 24/7 support. Text a message to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor immediately.

Resources from the NSPL are available online, here

Resources from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) can be found, here.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National toll-free Helpline is available 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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Author: Luke Traina

Photo: Sean Eriksson