DISCLAIMER 

 

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

 

"fail better, heal faster" is not a band. It is an independent music project not affiliated with any music & arts communities. We have no plans to play live, tour, promote, market, or otherwise profit off of this project. We will not be releasing any future material under this name. We will not be making any social media accounts, blog/website updates, and we will not be taking any offers or opportunities that would give us a platform for social capital. Any claims that contradict this disclaimer should be taken as untrue.

 

"fail better, heal faster" is made up of Lou Diamond and Sam Becht. Lou's pronouns are they/them and Sam's pronouns are he/him.

 

For the sake of accessibility, we will be putting this album on bandcamp, spotify, iTunes, and Apple music in which any profits that are made are to be donated to various organizations. If you do not wish to support the album but would still like to donate we have attached links to the donation pages of the organizations we plan on donating to at the bottom of this page.

 

"fail better, heal faster" is an album written from the perspective of one person. It will explore the spectrums of sensitive and relevant topics with the intention of encouraging constructive dialogues within mainstream and marginalized social groups alike.  The album is also intended to be a form of therapy and an emotional outlet through artistic expression that will coincide with other forms of therapy and counseling that I am currently utilizing.

 

Most importantly, this album is meant to encourage those who have sustained various forms of abuse, as well as those who have abused others intentionally or unintentionally, to be able to find the strength and hope needed to move forward with their recovery, regardless of their unique circumstances. Recovery is not easy and it is different for everyone. It is harsh, unrelenting, horrifying, debilitating, and one of the most difficult processes we as humans will have to go through. It is however, necessary in order to grow, learn from our mistakes, take accountability for our actions, practice self love, and unlearn toxic behaviors/mentalities we may be conditioned to have with the goal of positively and constructively impacting the lives of others as well as our own.

 

This is also an album for those who have been conditioned to believe that they are unworthy of life due to their mistakes and who are honestly determined to put in the ultimate hard work to constantly become the best versions of themselves through love, radical acceptance, patience, understanding, communication, and nurturance with no expectations of forgiveness, redemption, or reciprocation. Never let anything convince you that you do not deserve to live. Your life has meaning, your life has worth, and you are capable of growing into a human being who will prove that you are better than your failures.

If you are in support of any of these concepts and mentalities my only hope is that you will open dialogues about them when it is appropriate amongst family, peers, and strangers alike so that we may lead ourselves down a path towards honest understanding, healthy communication, and true healing. I myself continue to struggle with grasping these concepts on a regular basis and it may be difficult to navigate at times, but I believe there is hope for this generation to make changes in how we treat each other through helpful education and consistent dialogues.

 

This album is sincerely dedicated to every person who has contributed to my growth as a human being for better or for worse and we extend an enormous show of gratitude to everyone who helped make this project a reality, as well as anyone who has taken the time to read this statement regardless of how it is perceived.

 

Keep the people who believe in you close and don’t take their belief in you for granted.

Fail better, heal faster, and survive.

Things will get better.

 

-Lou

U.S. Helplines:

US Suicide Hotline1-800-784-2433

NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group800-826-3632

Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline800-784-2433

Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline630-482-9696

AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center800-560-0717

Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information800-792-5200

Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis 800-233-4357

Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish)800-992-2600

Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents800-632-8188

Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential)800-231-6946

Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish)800-223-5001

Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House800-999-9999

National Child Abuse Hotline800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-SAFE

National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD)800-787-3224

National Youth Crisis Hotline800-448-4663

 

TransYouthEquality

http://www.transyouthequality.org/donate/

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/

U.K. Helplines:

The Samaritans 0845 790 9090

Child line 0800 1111

National AIDS helpline 0800 567 123

Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline0345 023 468

Sexual Abuse Centre 0117 935 1707

Counselling (Youth) – Maidenhead01628 636 661

Youth Info Services – Milton Keynes 0173 334 9932

Lesbian & Gay Switchboard 0121 622 6589

Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard – Scotland0131 556 4049