Increasing number of deaths by suicide is becoming a cause of concern in the United States. To spread awareness about this problem and to come up with ways to reduce the number, Americans observe September as the “National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month” every year. Celebrities are also doing their bit to counter this issue. American hip-hop artist Logic is one of them. His song “1-800-273-8255” released on April 28, 2017, is actually the helpline number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The lyrics that includes the rapper’s own struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts resulted in a 50 percent rise in the number of calls people made to suicide prevention hotlines thereafter.
With vocals of famous Canadian and American singers Alessia Cara and Khalid, respectively, the first verse of the song includes lines that help those harboring suicidal thoughts, requesting them to seek necessary medical aid. At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, Logic was asked to give a live performance of a song he felt close to his heart. Logic through his song implored people to be more aware of the increasing prevalence of mental illnesses and suicidal tendencies and the need to look for help than continue to live in darkness and pain.
Logic’s song being appreciated
Fans have appreciated Logic for the way he decided to bring the issue of suicide into the spotlight. The singer said that it takes a lot of courage to expose the vulnerable side of a human being. During a performance, the music superstars welcomed those who had survived suicide attempts and others who lost their loved ones to suicide. The universal grief of losing a loved one, especially to suicide, could be seen as many took to the stage to share what they had been going through.
Logic reiterated on the futility of committing suicide while urging people to seek necessary medical help in case they felt like ending their lives. Elucidating his idea of sharing identity issues that he struggled with and the reason behind his new song, Logic said in a series of tweets, “Over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times. Many of you have told me it even saved your life. I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough. I felt compelled to make a song that could actually help you. I made this song for all of you who are in a dark place and can’t seem to find the light.”
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a helping hand to people at risk of committing suicide. The lifeline gives round-the-clock, free and confidential service to those feeling distressed, in addition to providing preventive measures and needful resources to the needy.
Road to recovery
Suicide is not a panacea to any problem. Sovereign Health, a leading name in mental health treatment, helps individuals cope with suicidal thoughts and manage their symptoms of emotional disorders in a safe and compassionate environment. Depending on individual needs, our patients are treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, and experiential therapies, such as yoga, meditation, equine therapy.
For more information on our specialized treatment programs or to know about our suicidal ideation disorder treatment centers in Los Angeles, call our 24/7 helpline 866-973-7164 and speak to one of our admission specialists. You can even chat online with our representatives for suicidal ideation disorder treatment in Los Angeles.