Portugal. The Man have announced that they will be bringing the Keep Oregon Well: Mental Health Matters movement on tour this summer at all of their Oregon shows and events.
“Mental Health is personal for our whole band,” Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley continued, “We all have days where we feel happy and well, and days where we don’t – and, contrary to popular belief, this is actually a completely normal part of the human experience. As touring musicians, self-care can quickly become make it or break it on the road. By partnering with Logan Lynn and the Keep Oregon Well Street Team at these shows, our goal is to inspire everybody to make mental health a priority, too.”
Keep Oregon Well is a public advocacy campaign and social movement co-founded by fellow Portland-based musician Logan Lynn and Trillium Group CEO Kim Scott, designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health, build a trauma-informed community, and give people the opportunity to learn more about mental health while standing with those who may be struggling with theirs.
"We are thrilled that Portugal. The Man has adopted this cause as their own," said Kim Scott, Trillium Group CEO and Keep Oregon Well Co-Founder. "Trillium is deeply committed to meeting community where they are at, and this partnership -- the information, awareness, connection and hope it will bring to people across Oregon -- is a critical component in building resilience and, ultimately, saving a life.
Nationwide, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health crisis in their lifetime. In Oregon, that statistic is 1 in 4. Keep Oregon Well aims to change that! Now in its 4th year, the movement has a long-running Concert Series that has featured bands and artists that range from Bleachers, Walk Off The Earth and Charli XCX, to Desiigner, Flo Rida, Graham Nash and Alice Cooper.