Besides grieving and experiencing the guilt, sadness and anger that accompanies when someone close to us dies by suicide, I was left with an empty space to fill. I could have gone one of two ways. I could have tried to fill that void with things that would only have masked the pain I was in and sunk into a deep depression, or I could fill that empty space with actions that made me feel whole again. And this is how my journey brought me to music.
This May, AE & Aerie are donating $50K to BC2M! We are deeply grateful for their support of our work to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. In addition to the donation, AE & Aerie are also offering customers an opportunity to support BC2M when checking out at your local Aerie and American Eagle stores and online at www.ae.com and www.aerie.com. We hope that you will shop to support BC2M! This funding allows us to strengthen and expand the network of mental health clubs that we have built on high school campuses across the country. Learn more about the importance of this work.