Aftermath: A song about processing the pain of suicide |

Aftermath: A song about processing the pain of suicide

Updated: March 07, 2022 06:24 PM
Created: March 07, 2022 10:06 AM

Survivors of suicide often question if there was something they could have said or done, to prevent that loss.

Laura Seitz had questions like that, as she grieved the loss of a friend due to suicide in 2020.

"Maybe a month or two after that, snippets of the song started to come through. And I remembered how much he loved music. It was an almost an epiphany moment, that's when the whole song came to me," the Duluth woman shared. "It's about my process of grieving him, and the questions you ask, when you lose someone like that."

It's titled, "Aftermath." And you can listen to it for the first time, on Friday. Noted musician and songwriter Mary Bue worked with Seitz, to make it a reality.

Bue told us, “It was so compelling and deep. The fact that she had never written songs before, and they were coming into her being, and the theme and meaning behind this felt extremely compelling to me.”

There is a virtual release of the song on Friday, at 7pm.

You can also reserve the song on Spotify now: click here

Proceeds from the virtual concert will benefit the MN Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention whose mission is to Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

“The ultimate hope is that they feel less alone. And if they are struggling, there are organizations that can help,” Bue said.

And spreading that message and preventing more loss of life is what Seitz hopes happens. “If someone is listening to it, and has those thoughts, and maybe they can second guess themeselves, and say I‘m not going down that road,” she said.

If you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255, or text TALK to 74174

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