Area I hosts suicide prevention performance by electric violinist
At the Camp Casey Theater Sept. 20, electric violinist and suicide prevention advocate Hannah Lee performs for Soldiers as part of Area I’s observance of Suicide Prevention Month, which is each September.
Lee, who told her audience she’d attempted suicide twice in the past, played the electric violin, sang, and was backed up by a group of dancers in a show that made heavy use of laser lights that flashed and swept across the stage.
Her core message to Soldiers was to refuse suicide as an option for coping with depression and life’s problems, and to instead choose to endure, to find positive ways to cope with life’s difficulties until they’ve passed.
“Just know that you are special,” Lee told the audience several times in the course of the show.
At the start of the show Lee was introduced by Lt. Col. Brian A. Jacobs, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Casey. With him at the theater was Command Sgt. Maj. Jason R. Copeland, the garrison’s senior enlisted leader.
Last week, Lee performed her show twice at Yongsan, on Sept 14.
The suicide prevention hotline for Korea is: 080-855-5118 or DSN: 118, or dial 0 and ask the operator for 1-800-273-8255.
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