‘Are You OK?’– Yves V and Dubdogz pledge sales from new single to World Suicide Prevention Day
On September 10, Yves V and Dubdogz will be donating all of the sales from their new single “Are You OK?” to the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP). The DJ-led initiative coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day and hopes to not only spread awareness, but truly embody this year’s theme of “Creating hope through action.”
The topic of suicide is never fun, but it’s also something that many of us have personal ties with. According to a recent study, 33% of Americans say that they know someone who has died by suicide, and 9% say they have personally attempted it. Further, with global lockdowns and social isolation being virtually unavoidable in the past 18 months, mental health and the discussion of personal well-being is arguably more important than ever before.
By donating the sales of their new single “Are You OK?” to the IASP, Yves V and Dubdogz are not only spearheading the conversation about suicide prevention, but are attempting to spark action among the dance music community. Mental health has become an unnecessarily taboo subject, to the point where people become hesitant to simply stop and ask, “Are You OK?”.
Wish you could see me falling, shadows in my eyes
Don’t you hear me calling? Echoes in the sky
I don’t even know where I should go
I can’t be without you, I can’t be without you
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