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In 1995, the heavy metal band Godsmack was formed by vocalist and guitarist Sully Erna in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums and received four Grammy nominations. Today, in addition to producing music and touring the world, Erna has created a groundbreaking non-profit called The Scars Foundation.

"The Scars Foundation was established by Sully Erna and Godsmack, who have lost an overwhelming number of fellow artists and friends to suicide over the past few years. These losses had a profound effect on Sully. Realizing that mental health issues -including depression- are at the core of this epidemic, Sully is committed to using his platform to help."

Take a look at Erna's personal testimony for the non-profit in the video below and CLICK HERE to donate and earn a free download of the single "Under Your Scars."

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