Bringing Happy Back Experience

ASHLAND, Ore. — On January 31st, a suicide awareness event, Bringing Happy Back Experience, is coming to Ashland. Producer and entertainer, Tonya Farrens says the event is to raise awareness and promote mental health.

Farrens says the sole purpose of the event is to help others “find their way back from tragedy, depression or adversity.”

The Experience will host performers, musicians and also encourage people to share their own stories.

Event details:

  • January 31st, 2020
  • 7:30 PM
  • The Historic Ashland Armory

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Blakely McHugh is co-anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and spokesperson for In This Together, a suicide prevention initiative. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA. Blakely is excited to be in southern Oregon, a place that gets all the seasons and has similar temperatures to Arizona in the summer! When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home watching TV and cuddling with her cat, Dallas. She also enjoys trying new places to eat and exploring the outdoors. Blakely loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about, say “hi!”
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