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Believe (Suicide Intervention)

I’ve just added “Believe” to my playlist.

The topic of this song is suicide–more specifically, a plea to someone who is contemplating suicide.

My co-writer on “Believe” is Jorgen Hansen, who lives in Denmark and works as a school counsellor.  Jorgen first approached me with his original version over a year ago.  Since then, we’ve done several major rewrites.  Last week a demo singer re-recorded the vocals (revised lyrics, and partially revised melody), and our friend Juan Albarran in Nashville mixed it for us with his drum tracks.  The rest of the backup tracks were created by Gary Earl, also of Nashville (, who also did the original mastering.

If you know of anyone struggling with depression or suicidal tendences–particularly teens–please share this song with them. I know how overwhelming depression can be…and how tempting it can be to consider suicide as an “out”.  If this song can help even one person, I will consider the effort well worth it.

To access online suicide prevention sites, go to Google (or other search program) and search “suicide prevention”.  In the meantime, here’s a Web page specifically addressing teen suicide:

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