You Rock Foundation

ABOUT THE YOU ROCK FOUNDATION

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.

OUR GOALS

  • SPREAD AWARENESS – Using popular bands and artists as a catalyst for communication.
  • EDUCATE – Battling stigmas, ignorance, and embracing acceptance.
  • EMPOWER – Giving everyone the power to choose through sharing and inspiration.
  • THRIVE – Seeking hope and positive actions to live a life that rocks.

HELPLINES
National Hopeline Network 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (273-8255)
For hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment 1.800.799.4TTY (779-4889)
Español 1.888.628.9454
National Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422-4453)
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (799-7233)
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1.800.656.HOPE (656-4673)
The Trevor Project 1.866.4.U.TREVOR (488-7386)
FIND TREATMENT OR COUNSELING
American Psychological Association Counseling Services Locator
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Services Locator
Befrienders Worldwide Counseling Services Locator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA) Substance Abuse
Treatment Locator
Department of Veterans Affairs Resource Locator for Veterans
American Association of Christian Counselors Christian Counseling Service Locator
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is dedicated to
helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression and to
combat the stigma associated with depression.
The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of
emotional distress among college and university students.
Minding Your Mind leads initiatives that reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues
among adolescents in middle school, high school and college.
The Addiction Project is a documentary series produced by HBO is partnership with the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and
substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through
advocacy, education, research and service.
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) has established itself as the most formidable
grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast
commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI’s mission by grassroots advocates have produced
profound changes in the mental health community.

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