We are not the things we have done, but the things we have overcome. ~Alex Boyé
That beautiful quote may become my new manta. The quote is actually lyrics from a new suicide prevention themed song written and sung by Alex Boyé. I have become a new fan of Alex Boyé. That is for sure.
Please, please, please listen to this brand new song. It will surely inspire you. I promise. This song gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes—happy tears and I overflowed with intense emotion tears. Please share this song with everyone.
I am super excited, fired- up and happy that there is a new and incredibly beautiful, inspiring and empowering song about suicide prevention. It was just released in September for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a fabulous song and will touch and inspire many people. Thank you Alex Boyé for your incredible talent and beautiful compassion and heart.
Singer-songwriter Alex Boyé partnered with Randy Jackson of American Idol, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Forever Young Foundation to release a suicide prevention-themed song and video entitled “Bend Not Break.”
“You may think there’s only one way out / Can’t see beyond the way you feel right now / But if you just bend and not break / Just take it one day at a time,” the song urges.
Alex Boyé said, “My purpose for this video is to help save lives. Even if it can save just one, then we have done something great.”
“The song and the video have combined to present a truly powerful and HOPEFUL message,” stated Robert Gebbia, AFSP CEO.
Bend Not Break – Alex Boyé
Bend Not Break (Lyrics)
Before you go can I ask you a question? When’s the last time you thought life’s worth living?
You may think there’s only one way out. Can’t see beyond the way you feel right now.
But if you just bend And not break. If you just bend And not break.
oh At least not today. Ohhh Olele olele eyo Olele olele
I know that this permanence is tempting Cuz even on a good day you feel empty. But Someone’s gonna miss you when you’re gone. There’s so much more to do if you hold on!
If you just bend And not break. If you just bend And not break. At least not today. Not today. Not today. Not today. At least not today. Not today. Not today. Not today.
Hold on! Cause you’ve got a mother. Got a sister. Got a brother. Got a father. Son and daughter in your life.
If you just bend And not break. If you just bend And not break. At least not today.
I can tell by the way you feel its hard to stay strong, in the midst of all this madness. Through the darkness please hold on. Yeah, won’t you please hold on?
Cause you’ve got a mother. Got a sister. Got a brother. Got a father. Son and daughter in your life. They’re living for you!! Cause you’ve got a mother. Got a sister. Got a brother. Got a father. Son and daughter in your life.
Written by: Jordan Powers & Alex Boyé, Produced By: J.C Knight, Executive Producer: Randy Jackson, Lyrics: Boye/Powers/Knight Boye, Central Music (BMI)
Wow!!! I absolutely LOVE that song!!
Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide.
SHARE YOUR STORY. IT COULD SAVE A LIFE.
Be a lifesaver. Learn more about mental health and how to stop suicide at afsp.org
Find a mental Health Provider: *findtreatment.samhsa.gov
mentalhealthamerica.net/finding help For Veterans: http://www.veteranscrisiline Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 Or Text 838255
LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Resources *The Trevor Project: TrevorLifeline: Available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202–304-1200 *TransLifeline Support for transgender people, by transgender people 1-877-565-8860 *The LGBT National Hotline
For all ages 1-888-843-4564 LEARN THE WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE AND YOU MIGHT SAVE A LIFE. asp.org/signs
STREAM/DOWNLOAD BEND NOT BREAK HERE & SHARE WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id14351…
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1435…
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
So, I will write and share a post every day during the month of September containing important facts, statistics and educational information about suicide and suicide prevention. The name of my campaign is called…
Remember in September.
Prevent suicide yesterday.
Today, may be too late.
Don’t let there be anymore “what if” or “if I only” yesterday statements.
Make your today never become a yesterday you will regret.
Save lives. Talk about it. Don’t wait. Get help. Don’t let yesterday become too late.
If you have any stories or information about suicide prevention you would like me to share on my blog, please let me know. I would love to share any information you have. Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we can do this. It takes a village…
World Suicide Prevention Day
Monday, September 10, 2018
Light a Candle
and Place it by a Window
at 8:00 P.M.
to show your support for suicide prevention,
to remember a lost loved one,
and for the survivors of suicide.
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