The Story Behind L;FE
"In 2015, out of the blue, my best friend James took his own life. It turned my world upside and made me question everything I understood about what seemed to be a strong and knowing friendship between us since early childhood.
Throughout the grieving process, I continued to avoid my feelings, which after a year still left me feeling numb and continually depressed, the recurring question always being, could I have done something to let James better express his feeling and open up to me?
I still find it difficult to open up and talk about the loss of James, partly due to my avoidance of the "recurring question" - it hurts when I go there, and also due to the real social stigma and awkwardness we all feel when trying to talk to each other about these things.
L;FE an approach to see if there is a way in which we can create conversations about mental health between friends. To do so we are on a mission to lift the social stigma surrounding it. Music is proven to boost mental health. Music can speak to us in ways words sometimes can't. Through music we can unite friends, boost our happiness and break down the social stigma.
I can't do this alone. I need your help.
I hope you will support the cause, get your friends talking and remove the social stigma once and for all. I hope that one day I can truly move forward remembering & openly talking about James not for what happened, but for the best friend that he was, and the happiness we shared."