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MTV Awards Brings Suicide Survivors on Stage to Raise Awareness

August 27, 2017
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If you missed the MTV VMAs last night, you missed way more than celebrities accepting awards for their accomplishments. One of the biggest highlights of the night was the You Are Not Alone song that brought everyone to tears. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Why are you writing about this on Anxiety Gone and why does this matter?” Well, keep reading.

The VMA’s Mental Health Theme

The entire theme of the VMAs was to bring awareness to mental health. After losing many stars to suicide recently, many took the opportunity to tell the rest of the world that they’re not alone; that suicide survivors, suicide song, 2017 VMAs, MTV 2017, Logic, Logic - 1-800-273-8255, Alessia Cara, Khalid, you are not alone song, suicide prevention, mental health awarenessthere is a way; there is hope.

Jared Leto made a beautiful tribute to Chris Cornell, former lead singer of Soundgarden, and Chester former lead singer of Linkin Park, both who died of suicide earlier this year. MTV removed the male and female categories for awards, taking a stand for transgender individuals. Alessia removed her makeup and stripped down into comfy clothes as she sang her ‘You Are Beautiful’ song, and that’s only to mention a few of the special moments.

But the one thing that really stood out was the You Are Not Alone song that brought suicide survivors on stage. Logic, Alessia and Khalid, who are suicide survivors themselves, jumped on stage to sing the song that’s actually titled, ‘1-800-273-8255’ which is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Life Line.

You Are Not Alone Song on VMAs 2017

 

The power of the You Are Not Alone song or rather, the 1-800-273-8255 song is in the lyrics.

I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

I don’t wanna be alive
I don’t wanna be alive
I just wanna die today
I just wanna die
I don’t wanna be alive
I don’t wanna be alive
I just wanna die
And let me tell you why

All this other shit I’m talkin’ ’bout they think they know it
I’ve been praying for somebody to save me, no one’s heroic
And my life don’t even matter
I know it I know it I know I’m hurting deep down but can’t show it
I never had a place to call my own
I never had a home
Ain’t nobody callin’ my phone
Where you been? Where you at? What’s on your mind?
They say every life precious but nobody care about mine

I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don’t gotta die today
You don’t gotta die
I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don’t gotta die
Now lemme tell you why

It’s the very first breath
When your head’s been drowning underwater
And it’s the lightness in the air
When you’re there
Chest to chest with a lover
It’s holding on, though the road’s long
And seeing light in the darkest things
And when you stare at your reflection
Finally knowing who it is
I know that you’ll thank God you did

I know where you been, where you are, where you goin’
I know you’re the reason I believe in life
What’s the day without a little night?
I’m just tryna shed a little light
It can be hard
It can be so hard
But you gotta live right now
You got everything to give right now

I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

I finally wanna be alive
I finally wanna be alive
I don’t wanna die today
I don’t wanna die
I finally wanna be alive
I finally wanna be alive
I don’t wanna die
I don’t wanna die

Pain don’t hurt the same, I know
The lane I travel feels alone
But I’m moving ’til my legs give out
And I see my tears melt in the snow
But I don’t wanna cry
I don’t wanna cry anymore
I wanna feel alive
I don’t even wanna die anymore
Oh I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t even wanna die anymore

 

 

And remember, you are not alone.

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