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Arielle Lana LeJarde
10 June 2024, 15:14

Avicii-dedicated Tim Bergling Foundation backs Swedish students' mental health and suicide awareness initiative, Dance For Life

This year's Dance for Life will take place on 10th September

Avicii wearing a black t-shirt against a black background

The Tim Bergling Foundation, an advocacy organisation created by Avicii's family, has announced its support for Dance for Life.

Dance for Life is an initiative in Sweden that aims to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide among young people. Schools can participate by performing a choreographed dance in several places throughout Sweden. It launched in Polhemskolan, a high school in Lund, last year and has since expanded to over 120 schools and 1,200 classes with more than 30,000 students.

The next Dance for Life will take place during Suicide PreventIon Day on 10th September. Classes can apply to join on Dance for Life's website. Participants will receive an instructional video for the dance as well as tips on promoting mental health. Watch the full video about Dance for Life below.

The Tim Bergling Foundation was established in 2019, a year after Avicii tragically died by suicide at the age of 28. The organisation strives to support young people facing mental health issues and bring awareness to suicide as a global health crisis.

Last month, Sirius XM launched Avicii Radio to "commemorate Avicii’s groundbreaking career and impact on dance and electronic music." It kicked off with Music For a Better Day, a campaign named after his 2015 track, and featured artists talking about mental health.