Because Sometimes, named after the poem by the same name, was created by artist, Deborah Joan Jones. Sick and tired of seeing death in the news, mass killings, and the suicides of the world's most loved idols, and with an estimated 63,000 suicides related to antidepressants, she went on a mission to spread the word that mental health does not have to be a life sentence, or death sentence. She spends her time between taking care of her family and creating her art, and introducing and putting together artists and the many organizations who share the same goal. She is engaged in raising money to support these amazing charities and in spreading the word that real help exists and is out there for all.
A message from Deborah Joan Jones.
I'm an artist, musician and writer, who lives between creating the many worlds I love to write about, and this one. I know about our world, about life. I've experienced stuff. Just like you. I've watched talented people succeed and live happy lives. And I've seen some fall apart, even die because they didn't know how to handle obstacles that got in their path. They didn't know what to do, and ultimately, it killed them. I know you've seen it too. I have experienced criticism, attacks and stress, for myself and I've seen hatred and cruelty coldly launched at others. I've seen how it affects the people it hurts. I started writing songs and poetry about it. People responded positively to my work and I realized it had the potential to help. So, I created Because Sometimes, a mental health community. It is my contribution to the beautiful people of the world, fellow artists, good people everywhere, friends near and far and friends we've yet to meet. It's for those the world has lost due to mental health issues, like beautiful Vincent Van Gogh and Marilyn Monroe. And for those we've watched succumb, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Robin Williams, Avicii. Damn. The list of tragic deaths, is just too long. We cared about them. I care about you. Most people care about one another and want to help each other. Here, good people come together to offer and share real solutions to the usual problems of life. Because labels, depression, overdose, gun violence and suicide are not acceptable to any of us anymore. We are all sick of unnecessarily losing our brightest stars, those we love. Here, we support and defend from attack, the artists we look up to. They too, can end up on strong medications that blunt their creativity and ruin their lives. Here, we take a look at workable ideas to help all of us, with real solutions from the people they've helped, to address the problems you're facing affecting your life and general well-being. We connect with other amazing mental health groups and communities, celebrities and and non-profit organizations across the world who are also helping others with effective solutions, supporting each other. Some of us avoid the real world. Some lock themselves away, or numb themselves, missing out on the real joy and happiness that can be made, unable to create or thrive. You don't have to do that if you don't want to. Here, you will find support and help, in the many, many ways you will learn about. You can decide to have the successful future you deserve. You can be happy. You can stand tall in warm sunshine. You can can start your own business, or new project. You can dream, be happy and feel alive. The world is not a cold, dark place. It is a place of opportunity, of fast paced games and noble pursuits, for the good. You deserve to be surrounded by good people. Join us over at the Because Sometimes Facebook group, where you will connect with others who understand what you're going through, and get help for yourself, or someone you care about. Real help. Real love. Because sometimes we all need that.
~ Deborah Joan Jones