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Said the Sky among artists raising awareness for Suicide Prevention Month

Said the Sky smiling on stage at Goldrush 2018
Credit: Rukes Photo (rukes.com)

Each year, September is dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness. This year amidst so much uncertainty and isolation the importance for mental health support is even more critical. To lend his own awareness on the issue, future bass sadboi Said the Sky released an acoustic track. Teaming up with Olivver the Kid and Levi the Poet, Worth Living For features a fan-collaboration music video. Check out the lyric video below.

Said the Sky first asked for video clips of moments that make life worth living mid-July, and received a swarm of over hundreds of entires. The finished product is a touching collage of fan-submitted videos captioned with song lyrics. Altogether, the acoustic track meshes with the images that extend an invitation to the listener to remember some of their own beautiful memories.

Said the Sky partners with organization, donates profits

Additionally, Said the Sky also partnered up with nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) to release the song. TWLOHA presents hope and finds help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Together, the two created merchandise for the release benefiting TWLOHA along with all song profits.

Northwest faces high need for suicide prevention awareness, especially now

High rates of depression in the Pacific Northwest stand out nationally. This makes such mental health initiatives especially impactful here. As the rainy season looms, on top of the other worldwide crises, it’s critical for us to care for our mental health. Amplifying the conversation, Said the Sky reminds us that hope is out there and our stories are important. Worth Living For stitches us together, reminding us to be grateful for people who celebrate, grieve, and support us.

Perhaps the most impactful clips are the moments of friends together. Now, more than ever, we long to be crammed at a show with our people. Over the past six months, connecting to those moments might feel more challenging than ever. On the other hand, it’s been a great opportunity to reflect on what we miss the most.

The fearless adventures in travel and outdoor spaces also particularly hit a nerve as wildfires rage throughout our region. If these are the things that we want to experience again, we must take action to protect them and each other in the future. Worth Living For is most impactful by recognizing that life is difficult, and that each person is facing their own challenges. It reminds us though our current reality is scary, it isn’t permanent—which is the single most powerful tenet of suicide prevention.

Have you listened to Worth Living For yet? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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