Musical Performer T.O.N.E.-z Shares Talents, Inspiration at Suicide Prevention Conference Sept. 11th

American musician, rapper and actor T.O.N.E.-z will perform at the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) and Attitudes In Reverse's (AIR's) and Sixth Annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference, Back to School: Building Youths' Resiliency, on September 11, 2018 at Carrier Clinic, 252 County Route 601, Belle Mead, NJ. The event is co-sponsored by Carrier Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - New Jersey Chapter.

T.O.N.E.-z is best known for his Emmy nomination for the theme song to the FX Network drama series Justified, produced by Gangstagrass, in the original main title theme music in 2010. All of his songs are personal and many relate to his experiences as an abused child and the impact they had on his mental health.

"Music and poetry are therapy for me," T.O.N.E.-z said. "Communication is essential. Even when I'm recording, I'm talking to myself."

"You can't run from yourself and whatever's bothering you. You need to channel your energy into something to prevent it from leading to hurting yourself. It could be exercise. You don't have to be an artist," he said.

T.O.N.E.-z's acting career included a recurring character role in season 4 of Justified. He also appeared in I Chose Life: Stories of Suicide & Survival, a feature film produced by independent filmmaker Jacqui Blue with the goal of increasing suicide awareness.

In fact, a social media post about this documentary by AIR Co-founder Tricia Baker led to T.O.N.E.-z's connection with AIR. "I saw that AIR is actually doing stuff, making moves - not just making posts," he said, adding that this inspires him to stay involved with AIR. "I'll make myself available any way I can."

Who Should Attend

School administrators, faculty and staff; providers in general and behavioral health care; and others who have children and/or work with youth are strongly encouraged to attend this conference.

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