Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe talks depression, alcoholism with You Rock Foundation
The You Rock Foundation uses popular musicians and bands to help spread the awareness and fight the stigmas surrounding depression.
It’s estimated that nearly twenty million people are affected by depression in the United States. Left untreated, depression can lead to feelings of hopelessness, decreased neurological function, interpersonal isolation, and loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. Depression remains the largest perpetuator of suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst adolescents ages fifteen to twenty four and the second leading cause of death in college students.
The You Rock Foundation was created to serve as a safe haven for those who have suffered or are currently suffering. Using music as a backdrop, You Rock seeks to pull those suffering out of the dark and show them the possibilities of moving forward with life.
Recently Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe sat down with YRF to talk about his battles with alocoholism and depression.
He also talks about how music helped him when he was younger, saying, “I was listening to the Sex Pistols, and Black Flag, and the Bad Brains. There’s this aggressive music, this stuff that’s speaking about real things…and I’m like, ‘I’m not crazy, I’m not alone in the world.’
For more information on You Rock Foundation, including videos of other artists they’ve spoke with click HERE.