Colorado Suicide Hotline Says This Pop Song Is Saving Teens’ Lives
Because of this new song, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners says there's been a 40 percent increase in help calls from teens and young adults contemplating suicide.
We are fans of Alessia Cara, and she was a part of something pretty cool recently. This story goes to show the power of music and connection, and how important it is to us.
If you watched the MTV Video Music Awards back in September, then you saw the performance by Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid, named after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, '1-800-273-8255.'
Because of that song, which includes the lyrics 'I just wanna die, I don't want to be alive,' The Denver Channel reports, more and more Colorado teens are reaching out for help.
When someone calls the helpline from a Colorado area code, it goes to Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, which says they have seen a 'dramatic spike' of 40 percent between June and October of 2017. They say some of their callers mention the song as their reason for reaching out.
Bev Marquez, who is the CEO of Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, tells The Denver Channel, 'We see spikes for different reasons during the year, but this clearly was one we're pretty clear was triggered by the released of this song.'
Check out the story from The Denver Channel here starting at :50 seconds:If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide, you can reach out at anytime here in Northern Colorado by contacting Alliance for Suicide Prevention in Larimer County, North Range Behavioral Health, SummitStone or the national helpline.