Freestyle rapper Believin Stephen has taken his fight to combat teenage suicides to rap as he explains on one of his YouTube pages, “Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year. An average of one person dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes. On top of that, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans!”
Stephen has become one of the few rappers to talk about this topic, deciding to tell his own story of his struggles as a young teen with suicidal thoughts in his single ‘Suicide’ from his album “The Suffering Servant” which he created with musicians and rappers Japhia Life and Leah Smith.
In this rap, this musical trio take a sympathetic look at those who wrestle with feeling of worthlessness and suicide. In addition to that, Japhia Life passionately delivers his sorrow and regret at seeing one of his best childhood friends take his own life. Japhia raps his wish that his friend had lived so that he would have found the better tomorrow that Japhia himself has found.
To watch these musicians rap to combat teenage suicides (suicide video) check out:
To see Stephen’s thoughts behind this album, watch:
To see more about Stephen, go to check out his Blog Spot. http://www.believinstephen.blogspot.com/
In regards to teenage suicides, if you are suicidal know that God hears your cries. Please don’t act on your impulse to die, because the enemy (Satan) wants the sacrifice of your very life to stop you from fulfilling all the wonderful plans God has for you. You will never realize the hope of your future if you don’t hold on. Call out to God and he will give you strength.
“Help me God, give me the strength to live! I put my trust in Jesus – to forgive my sins, and to live as you, Lord, give me hope and a future.”