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Why a Utah Man Hopes Music Can Prevent Suicide

Jul 2, 2018, 3:11 PM | Updated: Dec 13, 2019, 1:15 pm
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This article is sponsored by Worth of Souls. An uplifting spiritual album featuring local artists. Worth of Souls is healing people’s pain through the power of music. It’s fighting anxiety, depression, and even helping to prevent suicide. Whether it’s relief from depression, anxiety, or pain, Worth of Souls has the perfect spiritual song for you. 


 

In Utah

Suicide is the leading cause of death in youth ages 10-17 tripling in rate since 2007. For all ages this is double the national average. Depression isn’t something we can sit idly by while these statistics are so staggering. Local residents in Utah are taking a stand and creating alternative ways to help people who struggle with such terrible feelings to take the reigns and control their depression and anxiety.

Are You Valued to God?

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International best-selling recording artist and producer Paul Cardall, with roots in Utah, was invited by twelve-time Grammy award winning gospel singer CeCe Winans to attend her church Nashville Life in Tennessee. Her son, Alvin Love III, was preaching. He said, “Maybe the reason people don’t SEEK God is because they don’t believe they’re VALUABLE to God.” Cardall, already in the middle of producing a Christmas album featuring CeCe Winans, put his project on hold and commenced gathering a team of artists focused on one purpose: create an album of songs with arrangements and lyrics designed to increase self-worth and combat anxiety and depression.

How Can Music Help to Prevent Suicide?

It’s been statistically shown through research studies that music and music therapy actually help some of the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pain. Music is able to alleviate pain, through distraction and release of endorphins which actually counteract pain. Worth of Souls uses uplifting songs that make a direct link to God and spirituality. The songs on Worth of Souls have been structured to help someone with depression. The songs heal through shared experience, compassion, and positive Christian messages.

 

What is Worth of Souls?

 

Worth of Souls is a new album that is designed to help combat anxiety, depression, and suicide through a spiritual connection with God. The Worth of Souls Project and Worth of Souls band was founded by Paul Cardall, a talented pianist who has released three No 1 Billboard albums, is a Steinway & Sons sponsored pianist and lay minister, and he founded Stone Angel Music which is one of the top-selling and highest streaming instrumental labels in the world.

Paul Cardall

Photo: Paul Cardall from the Worth Of Souls Project

Cardall founded Worth of Souls because he wanted to “reignite that fire [for God] that once burned in us so deeply.” Paul has had people he cared for and loved commit suicide. He understands the struggle and the grief. But he also wants you to overcome the sadness and grief. Paul Cardall was also saved through a heart transplant. A heart from someone who took their own life. Because of this, Cardall wants to help in healing people’s pain through spiritual inspiration and uplifting music.

How To Find the Album

Worth of Souls is available to buy through iTunes and Amazon and is available to stream through Spotify and Apple Music. Or visit the Worth of Souls website.

 

 

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress and contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or you can also visit the Worth of Souls website for more information.

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