New Metallica release raises awareness about suicide

New Metallica release raises awareness about suicide

"You are not alone.”

James Hetfield Metallica
YouTube / Metallica

Suicide is a great concern around the world. 

The World Health Organisation reports that more than 700,000 people die due to suicide every year.

Some of the leading contributors to suicide are the stigma around mental disorder and depression. 

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New Metallica song

Metallica wants to end the stigma around mental health and reduce suicide stats. 

It released a song on Friday called, 'Screaming Suicide'. 

“'Screaming Suicide’ addresses the taboo word of suicide," said lead vocalist, James Hetfield . 

He added that the song is also about letting people know that it is okay to communicate about feeling suicidal. 

"The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside," said James. 

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The singer says people should know that instead of dying alone in silence and ending their lives, they should speak about the 'unspoken' and this way they will face it and conqueror. 

"It's ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. 

"At one point or another I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken."

Lastly, the singer, assured people that they are not alone. 

"If it's a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.” 

See the post and song below:

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If you are feeling suicidal, you can call: 

Lifeline South Africa on (0861) 322 322. It is a 24-hour crisis intervention service.

Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline on (0800) 70 80 90. 

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