“Life can suck, so what can I do?” is a concert to bring awareness to the severity of depression in teens. The idea is to let teens know that their silent cries for help have been heard and that they’re not alone. The Life Can Suck concert will be on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Fairview Community School Gym, 205 Howard Avenue, Nanaimo, from noon until 9:30 pm. Admission is free (donations requested). Bands performing include West My Friend, Uncle Chubby, Sarah Wood, Theo, Handsome and The Horribles, Pauline Edwards, Steven Ill Lyrics Dickinson, Syl Pike, Gerry Barnum, Gold & Shadow, Plastic Chair Explosion, and Headliners School of Rock. Music Maxx is providing all the stage equipment at no cost in support of the cause.
It takes a community to raise a child, therefore, starting right here in Nanaimo, the concert organizers are committed to helping teens take action through freedom of speech (their perspectives on depression and seeking help). The program will include inspirational stories from their peers to offer hope. The organizers are assembling resources so that the teens of Nanaimo are given their best chance of beating depression. Tables will be provided to set up information booths for handing out materials to youth and their families. The idea is to help teens cope with life by seeing life through new eyes.
Another of the benefit concert’s objectives is to raise awareness of the lack of resources available to youth suffering from depression. The participants want youth to gain access to resources that are available but difficult to find. The concert offers hope by having others share their experiences of coping with depression. Nanaimo youth will be seen and heard on this very special day! For more information call Mona-Lisa at 250-713-5125 or Liesha at 250-729-1944.