Story by Scotty J
Photos by Ambler Irby - See "Out with Ambler"
There's no question that mental health is one of the biggest issues plaguing our country today. While substance abuse in the form of drugs and/or alcohol has destroyed many lives, these instruments of destruction can often be traced back to a mental health issue. Just recently, Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has made the courageous decision not to be another statistic.
Countless lives are lost every day as a result of anxiety and depression related illness. Too often times people feel compelled to self-medicate. For whatever reason (sometimes there is no reason), life can seem overwhelming to the point when the victim will do anything to escape. In the entertainment industry, this seems to be an issue that's rampant. Perhaps it's the fact that artists tend to feel things so much more deeply than most? Whatever the case, Jesse Leach has publicly taken the kind of action that fans, friends, and extended family can be proud of.