Jack Johnson Tweets About Mental Health After Cleveland Shooting

Jack Johnson Tweets About Mental Health After Cleveland Shooting

Jack Johnson of social media duo Jack & Jack spoke out about mental health Sunday in light of the senseless shooting in Cleveland, Ohio, of an elderly man.

“Jesus… please stay safe if you are in Cleveland… can’t believe what I just watched,” he tweeted after the incident had been broadcast over Facebook Live.

Then, he followed it up with a plea to his followers.

“If something feels off and u think u may have an issue, please speak up to someone you can trust. Mental health is no joke guys… seriously.”

Many of his fans commented below that they didn’t have that someone, and other fans replied to those comments, providing mental health resources and encouragement. The comment section quickly turned into a beautiful and touching support system between strangers with one person in common.

It’s so important that Jack is using his massive platform to raise awareness about mental health issues. The more we normalize mental health issues as a society, the better we can treat them and prevent horrifying incidents like this in the future.

With prominent actors like Bella Thorne speaking out about depression and shows like 13 Reasons Why addressing suicide, we are (hopefully) taking steps in the right direction.

If you or someone you know is in need, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or Buddy Project, which partners you with a “buddy” to aid in mental health,

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