On Thursday, October 17, Little Orange Fish, an organization dedicated to educating others and starting conversations about mental illness, hosted a benefit concert called Feelings Are Real at the beautiful Burritt on the Mountain.
The event featured performances from Victoria Jones, Lamont Landers and our own Alan Little. It was a gorgeous night, and we’re grateful to be apart of a community that supports causes like this one. Talking about mental health was once, and in many ways still is, considered “taboo.” But addressing mental health could save lives, so we are tipping our hat to everyone who was apart of making this event happen. We know your efforts have and will continue to make an impact.
As a follow up from the concert, we thought we’d share some information about Little Orange Fish and the work they are doing to raise awareness about mental health.
About Little Orange Fish
Little Orange Fish believes that a strong community is made up of healthy individuals, and that good health begins with a healthy mind. With a mission to foster public understanding on the roles, value and current state of mental health care, Little Orange Fish works to bring greater visibility to available resources that support behavorial, emotional and mental health care needs.
Resources & Initiatives
Little Orange Fish recently led a community research collaborative called the Inner Defense Initiative, which aims at identifying markers in the immune system that indicate and possibly predict sensitivity to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The initiative was announced at the Feelings Are Real concert on Oct. 18. To learn more about the research collaborative, visit https://www.innerdefense.org/.
In addition, Little Orange Fish lists a host of mental health resources on its website. See the full list of resources: https://littleorangefish.org/resources.
Join the Movement
Little Orange Fish is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information about how to get involved with or support the organization and it’s initiatives, visit https://littleorangefish.org/.