Suicide and Suicide Prevention are very important topics that needs to be discussed openly and honestly. It’s a raw subject, but something that needs to be addressed whenever an opportunity arises and The Comfort have started their own conversation on the matter with a brand new song called ‘The Pain‘.
To coincide with the release of their new track the Brisbane four-piece have penned an open letter to anyone and everyone that have been affected by suicide:
“As a society we never want to talk about anything real, we’re scared of everything.
We’re scared of people’s real emotions. We censor everything, we censor words, bodies, and ideas. When someone completes suicide, the news says “they passed away” and they include a hotline number as an afterthought. No, they killed themselves because their pain was so bad and they had nowhere to put it, because our society is so bad at dealing with people’s pain.
I’m not having that anymore. This song is the raw, horrible emotion that myself and that a lot of other people feel. Sometimes I’m okay, but sometimes I’m not, and I experience suicidal ideation along with a lot of other people. The problem is getting worse and worse, and no one is doing anything real about it. It’s just not good enough anymore.
We’re so divided. We live in extremes, people can’t put forward ideas without getting trashed as a reflex reaction in the current climate because god forbid we have a real conversation about anything and try to look beyond the surface level emotions which are generally just fear and anger.
Almost every form of therapy revolves around acknowledging and appropriately dealing with an issue, but we seem to think as long as we avoid an issue, the pain will fix itself.
We need to have uncomfortable conversations and experience uncomfortable emotions in order to grow as individuals and as a society, so that we can help the people that need it.
This song is about suicide.
I hope it makes you uncomfortable.
There is strength in vulnerability.
There is strength is acknowledging your pain.
“I’ll die under the stars so my soul will rise with the sun…”
A fantastic and much-needed balladesque song for someone/anyone who needs it. Well done to the lads for touching on such an important topic, we can’t thank them enough.
Give it a spin and remember, if you or anyone you know needs help with their own mental well-being call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or find your closest Suicide Prevention/Crisis Support Organisation on Google…
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