Following in the footsteps of fierce celebs like Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus, we are thrilled to reveal two more major musicians who are lending their voice to the Love Is Louder movement! Jason Mraz and Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams are jumping aboard this important cause that was first launched back in 2010 by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow.
Love Is Louder was created to spread the message of hope, love and that no one is ever alone. For Michelle, it wasn't always glamour, fame and that abundance of happiness she exudes today. In her Love Is Louder vid she shares a bit of her struggle and how she overcame it, revealing, "you don't want to blend in; you were born to stand out." Isn't that the truth?
Jason Mraz released a video focusing on the message of individuality and speaking up. He stated, "I know what it's like to be different ... but Love Is Louder than any of those negative feelings. So know that you are not alone." Such important messages to take away. Sadly, that lingering feeling of depression is a prevalent issue across America.
According to TWLOHA, "the CDC reports that depression affects 1 in 10 Americans. Fortunately, depression is an extremely treatable condition." With so many misconceptions and stigmas, it's time to collectively come together to break those down. Luckily, with inspiring movements like Love Is Louder, we are doing just that. Do you feel like you are struggling with depression and don't know where to go for help? Head on over to Half Of Us to answer a few easy questions to help understand your emotions. Never feel ashamed of taking control of your body or mind -- it's brave to stand up and acknowledge how you're feeling.