Supporting ourselves and our mental health goes a long way. Artist and Full Sail University student, Jake Elmendorf, displays how the act of giving the right kind of support can change someone’s life in his newest single, “I’m My Own Fan.”
“One of the hardest things is learning to love yourself. It’s realizing and appreciating everything you are because everyone has a purpose,” he said.
Jake Elmendorf uses his love for music to dig deeper into the issues he’s most passionate about. “Mental health is such an important issue that needs to be addressed. You never know who could be struggling or having a rough day.”
The music video includes darkness taking over the frames with dark, somber sounds that slowly turn more positive in the background. His friends portray certain situations where someone may be feeling alone in the crowd or is completely avoiding being around people.
In the end, they all use the semicolon to show support for one another. The semicolon is dedicated to the prevention of suicide through raising public awareness of depression and our mental health.
“Some of my closest friends struggle with mental illnesses and seeing the impact it has on their lives has inspired me to write “I’m My Own Fan” to raise awareness in our generation.”
Support Jake Elmendorf by spreading the word on “I’m My Own Fan” and following him on all his social media accounts. You won’t want to miss out on his future releases!
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Lifeline supports people who call for themselves or someone they care about.