Ohio Rock band PRAY FOR SLEEP Announce SCREAM BACK Mental Health Program; Debut “Scream Back” Music Video
DT: NOVEMBER 7, 2019
FM: KELLY WALSH
PRAY FOR SLEEP
UNVEIL “SCREAM BACK” MUSIC VIDEO
ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF
‘SCREAM BACK’ MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Columbus, OH-based hard rock group PRAY FOR SLEEP are using their music to raise awareness about mental and behavioral health that are affecting the one in five youth living with a significantly impairing mental health condition. The band, who range from ages 19-22, have joined the On Our Sleeves™ movement, and partnered with Columbus active rock radio station 99.7 The Blitz (WRKZ) and SJC Custom Drums to launch their own mental health program, SCREAM BACK.
The SCREAM BACK program uses rock music along with peer messaging and personal stories from PRAY FOR SLEEP to help break the stigma surrounding pediatric and adolescent mental health. Following their inaugural performance at Rock on The Range in 2018- for which two members skipped their high school graduation—PRAY FOR SLEEP booked a headlining show at The Basement and donated all proceeds to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This led to further collaboration with Nationwide Children’s and the band helped launch On Our Sleeves on October 10, 2018, a movement spearheaded by Nationwide Children’s to transform children’s mental health. Inspired by On Our Sleeves, PRAY FOR SLEEP, sought guidance from behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s to ensure their lyrics and messaging were relatable without causing unintentional harm.
To coincide with the announcement, PRAY FOR SLEEP has unveiled the music video for their eponymous single “Scream Back,” taken from their debut studio album BEHIND OUR EYES. Watch it streaming below or via YouTube HERE.
“We’re so happy to release the video for ‘Scream Back,” our most popular downloaded song and the anthem of hope for our entire mission,” says vocalist GRANT DECRANE. “We hope this song inspires people to reach out for help because it is possible to get better. You can get help, you can talk to people, you can ‘Scream Back’ against these tough things in your life. When we play this song live, the crowd really loves it. We hope the song encourages people to take action if they need help, and most of all, know they aren’t alone.”
PRAY FOR SLEEP debuted their SCREAM BACK program live at a student-organized assembly at Columbus‘ Grandview Heights High School in March and will next be seen at the All Ohio Counselor’s Conference—a conference of over 1,500 counseling professionals co-sponsored by the Ohio School Counselor Association and the Ohio Counseling Association–today, Thursday, November 7 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The band will also appear opening for Glasslands at The Basement on Saturday, November 16.
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(Band lineup l-r: Reno Houston (drums), Grant DeCrane (vocals), Hayden Kissler (guitar), Ethan Carlson (guitar, vocals); Photo Credit: John R. Ferreira)
PRAY FOR SLEEP came together over their love of music and overall goal of helping others. The band writes about different struggles they, or people they know, have been through like anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts or any other mental health issue. They strive to be a positive influence on their fans and community by making sure people know they are not alone in their fight.
For press inquiries regarding PRAY FOR SLEEP and/or SCREAM BACK, please contact:
Kelly Walsh – firstname.lastname@example.org
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