Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention are two very important things to the music industry and more so these days, more bands are opening up about their struggles and guiding their fans to seek out help wherever possible through their music OR via social media.
Boston Manor have voiced their concerns for Suicide Prevention in the UK with their haunting new single ‘On A High Ledge‘ off their forthcoming album GLUE which comes with a list of hard-hitting facts you should wrap your eyes around:
- Last year there were 6507 suicides in the UK alone
- 23.7% of them were under 25
- Over 75% of suicides worldwide are men
Scary facts when put in front of you, but it’s these conversations we all need to be having with each other and stressing the importance of reaching out and speaking to a friend, family members and, of course, professionals trained to help you out of your deepest and darkest moments.
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…
There’s always light at the end of the tunnel, remember that. The first step you need to take is by reaching out for help.