Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Launches #RaiseYourHorns Mental Health Campaign Following Jill Janus’ Death
Following the death of Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale is leading the charge for mental health awareness. Hale asked the Twitterverse to share photos of themselves raising the horns if they’d ever struggled with mental health issues, hoping to help break the stigma which causes so many to suffer in silence.
Yesterday (Aug. 16) news broke that Jill Janus had committed suicide. Janus’ mental health battles became very public in 2015, when she suddenly ended Huntress. The vocalist had just undergone a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer; at that time she also revealed her struggles with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder. Huntress didn’t end up splitting, remaining active until Janus’ passing.
“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 to share their photos and stories of fighting for their mental health.
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