It’s great to see Jared back and supporting the things he cares about. He’s again hoping that we can all make a difference on mass, aka, Fandom Power.
Hiatus from the show has meant that fun and family for both Jared and Jensen, has been a priority, so being quiet on social media was not unexpected, but hiatus also meant that after their family break, the supernatural Actors could touch base with fans and the fandom again via conventions.
It even looked like they would be visiting Australia again after a long absence, but alas that wasn’t meant to be. Sad for Hub Productions, who, no doubt would have worked hard to get both boys back on our shores.
It’s old news now that Jared cancelled two conventions due to his own battle with depression. Unfortunately, one of those, was the land down-under. In a heart-felt Twitter apology, he said he needed to fly home to be with his family and friends. Jared’s Twitter message asking for all the feedback and love he could get, sent Twitter and Facebook into meltdown with sympathy and speculation. Jared was humble enough, though, to share the fact that it had been a year since his dear friend Matt Riley took his own life, due to this debilitating disease. For Jared, that had tipped the scales for him personally and he needed to put himself first and go home, something we totally understood. I’m glad he did, because seems a lot more at peace.
Jared ‘gets’ what people have to deal with when they face this particular ‘black dog‘ and while this is not his personal Campaign, he certainly endorsed it via Twitter.
Personal experience and losing a friend has given him a particular passion for these types of causes. While the Always Keep Fighting Campaign is over, Jared knows if he rallies the troops, another worthwhile organization will benefit.
Attitudes In Reverse is a Non-Profit group that supports and educates people about good mental health and suicide prevention.
Click HERE to check out what A I R have come up with and buy a shirt or two if you can. After all, they have been ‘changing minds and saving lives’ since 2009. Let’s help it continue!