THE SUICIDE REBELLION is a nonprofit organization which aims to raise money to fund new, innovative research to treat those with severe depression and suicidal tendencies for whom current available therapies pose no relief. It is our hope that one day every individual can live a life free of depression and silent mental anguish.
About The Rebellion
Research regarding mental health has fallen far behind over the years, leaving us with insufficient means to treat high risk individuals. It is estimated that up to 50% of those who suffer from major depression do not respond to the traditional therapy and medicinal treatments we have available today. Latest research in the last 2 years shows differences in structure and biochemistry of the brain in these individuals, as well as differences in the way their brains process emotions. With these new breakthroughs, researchers have slowly begun working with new experimental treatment methods and a small number of people have begun seeing major improvement.
THE SUICIDE REBELLION is an organization dedicated to directly supporting these efforts through fundraising and education. We aim to fight the stigma surrounding depression and suicide in the hopes that those who suffer from it will not feel alone and will be more likely to reach out for help. It is important for family and loved ones to understand that depression is as real and as serious as any physical illness and can be terminal. It is something to be taken seriously and every available treatment option should be explored.
The Suicide Rebellion is a memorial foundation in honor of the lead singer of The Whiskey Rebellion, Garret Sinagra, who lost his life to suicide in the early morning hours of July 16th, 2015.
“Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentialy a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door.”
Garret battled severe depression the majority of his life but only those closest to him ever knew. He loved hard, even on days when he felt he didn’t have anything in him to give. His magnetic personality and irresistible smile that commanded any room or center stage hid a debilitating and misunderstood illness that only appeared behind closed doors. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon for those struggling with depression. And as time goes on, their ability to conceal their deteriorating mental and emotional condition becomes second nature to the point that even partners, families, and close friends can miss subtle cries for help.
Garret’s passion for writing and performing his music gave him a necessary outlet for the demons that plagued his daily thoughts. For this reason, his band decided to reunite once a year to pay tribute to their brother at an annual benefit concert to raise money in his honor. It is our hope to be able to build on this project and continue to get the community involved in the battle to end the illness that took Garret’s life so that others and their loved ones may not suffer the same outcome.
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take a stand against
depression and suicide
Proceeds & Allocation
2019 Benefit concert proceeds allocation