The Bringing Happy Back Foundation
The Bringing Happy Back Foundation (BHB) launched in 2016 following the tragic loss of our founder's father to suicide. BHB's mission is to create events/campaigns to promote open dialogue about mental health and reverence for life. Our intent is to prevent other families from enduring the same pain, while reminding the world that life truly is worth fighting for.
You just can't quit.
Our inaugural event, The Bringing Happy Back Experience, took place January 31, 2019 - live from Las Vegas. The inspiring concert was also streamed globally to over 300 colleges, first responder units, military, veterans and mental health facilities. 2020 commenced with a community concert in Ashland, Oregon and will be followed by a full month of pledge campaigns in September, Bringing Happy Holidays Back events in December and a bigger and better televised concert/experience in January 2021.
With the uncertainty and fear that has plagued the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, our work has become even more necessary than ever. Our team is amping up efforts to provide free online counseling for anyone struggling. Now, more than ever, we all need to lean on each other and speak openly to combat the stigma and surging suicide rates.
We can do this.
"I couldn't imagine a better way to honor my father than to do all I can to help save someone else's" - Tonya Farrens
The mission is mighty but possible. Together, we can raise vibes and save lives. If you would like to support us, we would be deeply grateful. #RaiseVibesSaveLives