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Logan Lynn Leaving Chief Impact Officer Role at Keep Oregon Well to Focus on “My Movie Star” Release and Tour

Hi friends!

As you all know, back in 2014, I joined forces with Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families, Trillium Family Services. Since that time, our team has worked tirelessly to build and launch the organization’s advocacy platform: Keep Oregon Well!

Since its inception, the #KeepOregonWell campaign and social movement has been fighting stigma and ending the discrimination facing people with persistent mental health conditions, in partnership with thousands of individuals, bands, artists, celebrities, authors, athletes, media outlets, companies and organizations, all committed to creating safer, more supportive, trauma-informed communities across the state. Reaching so many people every week through the Keep Oregon Well partner network, this movement has grown organically, received grants, won awards, opened doors to healing, transformed schools and workplaces, expanded into new corners of Oregon, and continues to authentically meet community where they are to this day.

After 4 years and countless hearts and minds changed, I am leaving my role as Chief Impact Officer at Trillium Group to focus on a mountain of upcoming music and TV projects. Building this movement with each and every one of you—and watching it take off—has truly been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. Thank you so much for the opportunity, for your belief in me, and for all of these years of support. I carry each of you with me as I go, and I can’t wait to watch Keep Oregon Well grow from afar!

My buddies Portugal. The Man are just some of the many partners who have committed to sharing the message of Keep Oregon Well over these years. I will be with the band at their shows in Oregon later this month, sharing the message of mental health wellness (though in an unofficial capacity, by that time). I hope to see you all there!

Join the Keep Oregon Well movement today by taking the #MentalHealthMatters Pledge to Fight Stigma at www.KeepOregonWell.com and follow my next adventure right here!

Logan Lynn and Portugal. The Man Feature Story on Track Record Mexico

From Track Record MX: (7/13/18)

Portugal. The Man en defensa de la salud mental y “despertar conciencias

La banda estadounidense colaborará con la campaña Keep Oregon Well.

Luego de un año activo en el que Portugal. The Man ha estado de gira promocionando Woodstock, su más reciente álbum de estudio, la banda estadounidense ha decidido integrarse a Keep Oregon Well, campaña pública en defensa de la salud mental y “despertar conciencias” dirigida por Logan Lynn, músico conocido por su activismo social.

De acuerdo con un comunicado compartido por Billboard, el líder de Portugal. The Man, John Gourley, la inmersión en los temas de salud mental es parte de la banda: “la salud mental es un asunto personal para nosotros. Como músicos que viajamos constantemente, el cuidado propio puede romperse rápidamente en el camino”.

Portugal. The Man, el éxito mediático y Keep Oregon Well

La banda originaria de Portland, Oregon, consiguió el éxito mediático gracias a “Feel It Still”, sencillo principal de Woodstock, lanzado el año pasado, que superó sus expectativas y se convirtió en la canción número uno en 18 países a lo largo del 2017. En enero, la canción se llevó el Grammy por Mejor Dúo Pop e Interpretación Grupal.

Por su parte, la fundación Keep Oregon Well es un proyecto de la organización Mental Health Matters que busca ser un “movimiento social” diseñado para “reducir los estigmas” que existen en torno a la salud mental y el comportamiento, según su página oficial. Su propósito es “crear una comunidad informada sobre la existencia de traumas mentales y dar la oportunidad de aprender más sobre la salud mental y al mismo tiempo apoyar a aquellos que luchan por mantenerla”.

En 2014, Logan Lynn, que ha trabajado para bandas como The Dandy Warhols, fundó la campaña después de intentar suicidarse: “como un sobreviviente, sé lo importante que es no sentirse solo. Los estigmas existen porque gente nos ha hecho sentir que los retos mentales y de comportamiento son defectos personales y no lo ven como cualquier otra condición médica. Si te rompes el brazo mañana, ¿te sentirías avergonzado?”, señaló en el comunicado.

Después de pasar tiempo en rehabilitación por problemas de adicción al crack y el intento de suicidio, Lynn también ha dedicado su labor como músico a enfrentar la discriminación contra la comunidad LGBTTTI.

“No dejaré de hacer este trabajo hasta que la última parte de la vergüenza que hace que personas como yo no busquemos ayuda, se vaya”, expresa Lynn. Por su lado, Gourley señaló que la alianza con Keep Oregon Well pretende también inspirar a sus fans para apoyar a la causa, o bien, buscar ayuda si es que lo requieren.

10 Years After Harvey Weinstein Fired Me…

It’s been exactly 10 years since this man fired me from my own Weinstein Company show for refusing to leave rehab against medical advice, then canceled the project all together when I didn’t kiss the ring and quite literally die for him.

He and his whole team were pissed that Pathways dual diagnosis treatment center in St. Helens, Oregon wouldn’t let them come film/exploit me in detox (pesky health privacy laws!) then when I wouldn’t leave to shoot scenes, dude called Pathways, convinced the doctors to come put me on the phone, then savagely fired me for costing him money when I was at one of the lowest, most dangerous points in my life (and recovery).

Always a charmer.

I was given the choice to leave treatment and continue shooting this reality series we had been filming for over a year, but thankfully I chose to live instead. I would not be here today if I had caved to that pressure.

All thanks to the incredible staff at Pathways for not letting them come film me there and then encouraging me to stay. It was a hard decision — and one that I have had moments of regret over here and there since; particularly in the early years, when it seemed I had let my one big break go by.

Turns out there’s no such thing as one big break, and sometimes things that feel like a loss at the time end up being a win later.

Happy Friday, Harvey. I can’t wait to watch your new prison special!

P.S. – Now that Harvey’s going to jail, I hope people start focusing on Bob and the rest of their minions. That entire company is garbage and should be held accountable for the twisted culture they created together.

WATCH: Logan Lynn Interview on NBC’s “Portland Today” for Mental Health Awareness Month (VIDEO)

Thanks to NBC affiliate KGW-TV for having me and my Keep Oregon Well co-founder Kim Scott on this week’s episode of “Portland Today” to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month!

My favorite question from today’s KGW-TV interview on Portland Today: “But really, Logan. What is the message you bring with your outfit?” ha ha ha

Watch the full episode on KGW-TV below:

Beyond Well: Radical Inclusion and the Mental Health Matters Movement

Hello Keep Oregon Well Community!

Since developing and launching the Keep Oregon Well: Mental Health Matters advocacy platform back in 2014, I have had the great pleasure of watching this big dream for the world transform into a bonafide social movement, thanks to all of you.

The Mental Health Matters network reaches over 1.5 million Oregonians every week through media, partnerships, supporters and spokespeople. Now in our 4th year, Keep Oregon Well continues to grow and expand the movement’s reach, engaging new voices, schools, partners and communities each step of the way.

As a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse myself, I have struggled with persistent suicidal ideation for as long as I can remember. There are still days where I do not want to live…but over the years I have found healing in my life. I see a future for myself now, and I am able to stay connected to that future, even during the inevitable hopeless times. This healing has come by way of massive waves of compassion from others, professional opportunities which have allowed me to cultivate personal safety and a feeling of self-worth, and a team of people who a decade ago convinced me to interact with and, ultimately, speak this big, scary truth about my experience in the world. That truth — hard as it may seem — has been an agent of change in my life since the moment I first allowed myself to really look at it. Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn, Jay Mohr, Sheila Hamilton, the Cast of “Last Meal” and Others at the 2017 Black & Gold Gala (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

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This year’s Black & Gold Gala in support of children’s mental health programs in Oregon was a huge success!

Thank you to all of our sponsors for your generosity, to The Nines Hotel for being every kind of perfect I can think of, to Swaim Strategies for always nailing it, to my team for being the best around, and to each and every one of you who showed up to support our cause with your time, talent and treasure. My heart is full! ❤️

Check out video from the red carpet here:



Check out photos from the party here: Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Presenting at the National Building Community Resilience Collaborative in Cincinnati This Week (PHOTOS)

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I had a lovely time in Cincinnati this week presenting the Keep Oregon Well / Mental Health Matters movement to the national Building Community Resilience Collaborative. Big thanks to Wendy Ellis and Caitlin Young for being so great to partner with on this work!

Here are a few cute pics from our time there: (P.S. Did you know that WKRP is a totally fictional place??? Ugh.) Read the rest of this entry »

LOOK: Logan Lynn on Jay Mohr’s Podcast “Mohr Stories” Talking About Music and Mental Health! (AUDIO + VIDEO)

Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr in Los Angeles (2017)

I’m super excited to be the guest on my darling Jay Mohr‘s Podcast “Mohr Stories” this week! We recorded the episode while I was staying with him in the Pacific Palisades the week after the Grammy Awards.

On the show, Jay and I chat for over an hour about everything from music and mental health advocacy, to overcoming trauma and persistent suicidal ideation. We go deep.

Subscribe now at JayMohr.com
to tune in. The episode first premiered Monday, March 6th.

Here’s a 10 minute video clip from the taping:

You can listen to the full episode HERE, or click on the image below:
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Logan Lynn Speaking, Performing and Accepting the 2017 National Council “Award of Excellence” at #NatCon17 in Seattle This Week

Logan Lynn at NatCon17 in Seattle (2017)

For those of you attending the National Council for Behavioral Health‘s #NatCon17 this coming week, join us for Monday’s Thought Leader Plenary: “Health Systems Partnering with Communities for Whole Health” in the afternoon!

Plenary Facebook Live AftershowThe in-person panel discussion is at 4:15 at theWashington State Convention Center, followed by a Facebook Live Q&A at 6pm on the Keep Oregon Well page. Tune in at www.Facebook.com/KeepOregonWell

Then, the following night I will be performing with GLASYS at the 2017 Awards of Excellence Show and accepting this year’s Award of Excellence for Artistic Expression in the field of mental and behavioral health for my advocacy work through music, TV, film and the Keep Oregon Well campaign and social movement to fight stigma and end discrimination.

Learn more about this year’s Awards of Excellence HERE. For a preview of what you can expect from the show, click play below, although we’ll be wearing tuxedos:

LOOK: Logan Lynn and Charli XCX Partner on Special Keep Oregon Well Greenroom Interview About Mental Health (VIDEO)

Charli XCX and Sheila Hamilton in Logan Lynn's Keep Oregon Well Greenroom in Portland

Big thanks to Charli XCX for her over-the-top amazing support of our Keep Oregon Well campaign and social movement to #FightStigma and #EndDiscrimination! — and also to my incredible friend Sheila Hamilton for making time to do this interview today.

I adore you both so much it hurts! ❤

WATCH HERE:

WATCH: Logan Lynn Talks All Things Mental Health This Week on “Straight Talk with Laural Porter” (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn and Laural Porter on Straight Talk NBC KGW (2017)

I was the guest on “Straight Talk with Laural Porter” this week on KGW-TV for a 2-part special called “Mental Health in Oregon”.

We talked about recovery, music, mental illness, the future of the Affordable Care Act, homelessness, the Keep Oregon Well social movement to end stigma and more! Dr. Derald Walker from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is also a guest on the show.

Watch both segments below!

“Straight Talk: Mental Health in Oregon (Part 1)”

“Straight Talk: Mental Health in Oregon (Part 2)”


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