Share This Song ‘Don’t Give Up’ and Help Saving Lives
Some people may not be aware, but suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It is a major public health concern that needs more awareness. This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raise awareness for suicide prevention and lift the taboo on a topic that affects millions of people each year.
In order to help spread the word on suicide prevention, Oregon-based child psychiatrist and founder of Arts Medicine for Hope and Healing, Diane Kaufman has recently released a new suicide prevention song, “Don’t Give Up.” The song aims at providing support to anyone who might consider suicide as they struggle with mental health challenges.
Dr. Kaufman experienced trauma at an early age and suffered from anxiety and depression. As an adult, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While studying at the Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman even attempted suicide for which she needed to be hospitalized. Since then, in times of adversity, imagination and artistic expression have been her main sources of relief and comfort. Her passion for transforming trauma into resilience led to her writing children’s books such as “Bird That Wants to Fly,” “Missing Mommy” and “Three Objects Spoke To Me.”
“Don’t Give Up” is the most recent accomplishment by Dr. Kaufman, who is currently also founder and director of the Arts & Healing Resiliency Center at Mind Matters P.C. in Oregon. The lyrics of the song are based on a poem she wrote with the intention to encourage mental illness sufferers to never give up, to know they are not alone and that help is available. The song was a collaborative effort with singer/songwriter Mia Stegner and producer Raymiah Jackson.
Dr. Kaufman welcomes opportunities for “Don’t Give Up” to reach as many people as possible and is available for interviews, speaking engagements, and other partnerships.
For more information, please visit: https://www.artsmedicineforhopeandhealing.com/
Or contact Dr. Kaufman via: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsHealingResiliency