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Mission and Vision Statement

Will Gurley is a 17-year-old who battled depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. Inspired by Logic’s performance of the song 1-800-273-8255 at the 2018 Grammys, Will knew he wanted to use his personal battle and passion for music to help other young people in his community who were struggling with mental health issues. Will believes the best way to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide is to promote peer-to-peer conversation and encouragement to seek help.
The You Matter Festival is a music festival promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention through music, speakers, and a mental health resource fair. We are not a fundraising organization and rely on the generosity of sponsors to fund this free annual event for the entire community. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization.

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