It’s hard to believe it, but the new track is finally ready for release…this project has been so personal for me. After losing two friends in a short period of time to suicide, I did what any other artist does, I wrote about it. Suicide is a serious issue in our world and we need more education on how to prevent it. The song is my way of dealing and acknowledging what has had happened and just how hard it was to believe someone could be there one minute and gone the next. This, of course, is true with any sudden loss, but it seemed that suicide kept showing up again and again.
“A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life”. Please educate yourself on signs of suicide and how to talk about when you see them. I’ve posted a few resource links below.
I’ll be donating 50% of all new proceeds form sales of “On Every Page” to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and continue to do my best to raise awareness through discussion and education.