Michigan's Lansing Community College Performance Aims To Raise Suicide, Depression Awareness Through the Arts

More than 150 students at Lansing Community College worked together on a unique art performance to raise awareness for suicide and depression.

LCC academic and arts professors at LCC came up with the idea for “Please Stay: A Call for Suicide and Depression Awareness” last spring. School officials said due to the struggles of the COVID pandemic and life, “Please Stay” was the perfect fit for their talents.

Based on a virtual performance of Jake Runestad’s song of the same name, the LCC performance will combine poetry, music, drama, dialogue and dance to explore the pain of mental health struggles.

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