Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter raising money for mental health after the death of Aaron Carter

'Very grateful for the outpour of love and support'
Aaron Carter and Nick Carter
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Nick Carter and his sister Angel have started a fund to raise money for children’s mental health wellness in honor of their their late brother Aaron Carter, who publicly suffered with mental health issues and passed away earlier this month.

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Sharing the news on Instagram, Nick wrote, “Very grateful for the outpour of love and support for my brother. In his memory, a donation fund has been started to benefit @OnOurSleevesOfficial, an important children’s mental health organization helping families across America.” The post also linked out to a donation form for On Our Sleeves, an organization that provides instructive information about mental health to communities around the U.S. and helps connect families to local resources.

Nick Carter IG story
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Upon selecting the On Our Sleeves donation form, you are prompted to help support the movement for children’s mental health with a donation and thanked for “choosing to celebrate the impact of the life of Aaron Carter with a gift of hope. By honoring Aaron, you help Nick, Angel, and their family’s commitment of helping others.”

Aaron’s twin sister Angel also took to her IG stories with a message of her own, expressing, “My family and I are overwhelmed by all the love and support that we have been shown over the past week since Aaron’s passing.”

“The amazing memories you’ve shared of Aaron have brought a smile to my face in an incredibly dark time.”

“Mental health is so unbelievably important,” she continued. “It’s not talked about enough and is so often overlooked. Mental illness leads to so many different problems within your life and can result in serious issues like addiction. In honor of Aaron, a donation fund has been set up to benefit @OnOurSleevesOfficial, an important children’s mental health organization helping families across America.”

To conclude, Angel wrote, “Aaron was an incredibly kind, gentle, talented, and funny person. We hope that you choose to remember the Aaron we all loved deeply and you continue to keep sharing those beautiful memories of him. Love, Angel.”

Angel Carter IG story
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Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.

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