This is a music video I edited together for the hip hop artist SEEIN from Miami. It is about reaching out for help with the goal of preventing suicide. At the end people are presented with the 1-800-SUICIDE hotline number run by hopeline.com.
SEEIN and his label, Cleva Records, are donating 100% of the proceeds from "Try Again" to The Kristen Brooks Hope Center, the organization behind 1-800-SUICIDE. With a release date set for November 22nd to coincide with National Survivors of Suicide Day, "Try Again" provides hope and encouragement to seek help from depression and mental illness. It is a compelling song with an awesome beat and powerful lyrics.
When I asked SEEIN why he was interested in promoting 1-800-SUICIDE he said, “I wrote this song because at one point in my life I was depressed, I’ve been there. There are great resources out there and I want people to be aware of them. Life is worth living, live!”
In the last 10 years suicide rates for African-American males have risen 300%. For young people between the ages of 15 – 24 years old, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death. Last year alone, 31,000 people took their own lives in the U.S. That is 86 suicides per day, one suicide every 17 minutes.