LISTEN: This New Song '1-800-273-8255' Could Save Lives

posted by Mary Booth - 

"I just wanna die today. I just wanna die." 

The lyrics are jarring.  But keep listening, because they progress through the song.... 

To "I want you to be alive. You don't gotta die today."

And finally, "I don't wanna die. I finally wanna be alive."


This may not be your favorite style of music... but listen to the words!  I've heard a lot lately about "13 Reasons Why", the Netflix show about teen suicide.  This song is trying to reach teens with the help they need ... real help... just by dialing the number in the song title--

It's the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-- Call 1-800-273-8255, Available 24 hours, every day

Crisis Text Line: 741741    

Logic says people have told him that his music helped them through tough times.  But he didn't think that was enough.  He wanted to make a song that could actually help them.  

Alessia Cara says she put a piece of her heart in this song. I get that feeling from a lot of her songs, especially "Scars to Your Beautiful".  Check out her lyrics here-- 

If you feel like you need to talk to someone, please don't be afraid to ask for help! 1-800-273-8255

And if you know someone who needs to hear this song, please share it.  It does my heart good to hear young artists reaching out to those who are hurting and offering hope.  Share the hope!

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