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Huntsville mental health advocacy group raises awareness through music

Mental health advocacy group, Little Orange Fish, wants the world to know that feelings are real and that talking about them is okay and actually encouraged!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — When you think of music, do you think of mental health... or vice versa?

Well, that's exactly what took place at Stovehouse today, music being played in the name of mental health awareness.

Little Orange Fish, a mental health advocacy group here in Huntsville, has a message to spread: that feelings ARE real and what better way to bring awareness to mental health than through music, one of the many ways people express their deepest thoughts and feelings.

Little Orange Fish Executive Director Daniel Adamek wants people in the community to feel comfortable opening up to others and to know that there are mental health resources available here in The Valley.

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"The only way we can understand each other is to be open about how we feel, whether it's a broken leg or, you know, you know, a sadness or depression or those things we have to, to instill in the community, the openness to be able to talk about what those things mean to each of us as individuals because we all have different experiences," said Adamek.

If you missed today's Music for Mental Health event, don't worry, Little Orange Fish will be hosting another event centered around mental health on Thursday, October 14, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. called 'Expressions'.

This is an annual fundraiser for the group and this year it will be held at Burritt on the Mountain.

For more up-to-date information about this event, check out the Little Orange Fish Facebook page.

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