Halestorm frontperson Lzzy Hale called for improved awareness around mental health issues following the death on Tuesday (August 14th) of Jill Janus, lead singer for the California heavy metal act Huntress. Janus, who was 43 years old, took her own life outside Portland, Oregon after struggling with mental illness her whole life. Hale wrote on Instagram, “Jill was very open about her struggles with mental health and addiction. Now, more than ever, spanning across every age group, the suicide rate is extremely high. I’d like to take a moment to state again how important it is to talk about mental health, and remind all of you out there battling demons that you are not alone.” After encouraging readers to “keep searching for your lifeline, Hale also warned that people must be careful with prescription medications and concluded, “To Jill, my sister of scream, I hope wherever you are, you have found the peace that you couldn’t here.”