By BBN Staff: Keeping with its initiative which highlights exemplary Belizean women, the United States Embassy announced today that musician Dina Halsall is the “Wonder Woman” for the month of June.
Halsall, a member of the renowned band Ascenthium, is the only professional bassist in Belize and has used her platform to spread awareness about mental health conditions through music. The band has written and performed songs giving insight into mental health issues its own members have faced and overcome. Ascenthium recently represented Belize at the International Battle of the Bands 2019, one of the largest metal music events in the world.
Halsall also came up with the idea to organize a mental health awareness tour of Belizean High Schools and Tertiary institutions. Ascenthium is touring the country with a clinical mental health counselor and highlighting the importance of opening up the dialogue around mental health awareness. Breaking Belize News (BBN) joins the US Embassy in saluting Dina Halsall for her outstanding efforts.