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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis To Host Mental Health Class This Week


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As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis will be hosting a discussion about mental health as part of an event set to take place toomorrow, Tuesday, April 13th. The event is being sponsored by YourLife Gym and HeartSupport, two organizations founded by August Burns Red‘s Jake Luhrs. Both are dedicated to mental health support and self-betterment.

Lambesis‘ class has been dubbed ‘Redemption, Healing And Hope‘ and the following was offered of it:

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“@timlambesis of @asilaydying will join our @heartsupport Mental Health Class brought to you by @tmobile this coming Tuesday 7:15pm!

This week’s topic of discussion will be: “Redemption, Healing, and Hope”.

Classes are free for all members!

If you are not a member but interested in joining in person or online, please contact us for more information on how to join starting at $10/month.

Click the link in bio to find the $10/month tier to join the mental health classes via Zoom.

See you there! ✌🏼”

Should you be interested in viewing the class, you can find more info at yourlifegym.com. Lambesis has of course remained somewhat of a controversial figure to some in light of his return to music since being released from prison back.

He served time after having attempted to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife back in 2013. He pled guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder and was sentenced to nine years, but was eventually paroled in late 2016. He has apologized numerous times for his actions since his release.

In addition to returning to front As I Lay Dying, Lambesis has completed the training to become an addiction treatment counselor. Lambesis himself was found to have been abusing steroids around the time of his crime. In a post he shared late last month, he spoke of the various programs and degrees he has earned since his incarceration in a bid to better himself:

“In 2015 I was really sick of sitting in my cell reading & journaling, so I decided to go back to school to take as many classes per semester as I was legally allowed to.

I got 4 new degrees that year.
• Social & Behavioral Science
• Business
• Alcohol & Drug Studies
• American Studies (which happened by accident because I had so many credits 😂)

The following year I realized I could almost double the amount of classes if I enrolled in 2 schools at once, so I got 4 more degrees.
• Science & Math
• Sociology
• Business & Technology
• Arts & Humanities

It kept my mind active in one of the least rehabilitative environments on the planet. And though my motivation was to selfishly ease the pain from my overactive mind, I ended up doing one of the most meaningful things in my life so far. After learning how to navigate the difficult road of getting enrolled in classes I took that knowledge to everyone I met on the yard and helped dozens of other inmates complete college courses as a tutor. I made some lifelong friends in the process and get to celebrate their successes now on the outside.

I’m not going to make up the numbers, but if you do research on the statistics of recidivism for inmates who took even one college course versus inmates who worked the normal rehabilitation programs you will be shocked.

Maybe my college experience was a little different than the norm, but I don’t feel like I have a shortage of life experiences. I’ve been able to live like a frat boy on a tour bus for 15 years. What I was missing was the meaningful connection better education and quality of life. I got that too in the most unexpected place.

Though I have a ridiculous smile and hair you’d expect from not seeing a normal mirror in almost 2 years, please don’t be fooled by this one joyous moment. What drove me to do all of this was pain and the hope that there can be purpose in suffering. Some days I’m still not convinced there is, but on my better days I know there can be. The pain of loss can destroy you, but it can also become your greatest source of motivation if you keep moving forward.”

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