A light in the darkness
Hanne says: 'Et lys i mørket' (a light in the darkness) is a story that stands alone. The song came about after I witnessed a young man jump in front of a train. It was a traumatizing experience and I worked through it by writing. The words become a prayer to God and it helped me tremendously through the process. Prayer is a normal expression for me because I'm a Christian.
I decided to do a crowdfunding project to raise resources to release the song on iTunes and make a music video. I wanted to focus on the fact that there is help if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, so all profits went to "Livslinien" (the lifeline). Livslinien offer counseling to people with suicidal thoughts as well as their family and friends, I have great respect for the work they do.
On September 10. 2013 I took part in 'International suicide prevention day' in Copenhagen with Livslinien among others. Many came together to remember who they lost to suicide and to focus on prevention. It was a very powerful evening to participate in. I hope we broke down some of the tabu of suicide, as the evening was featured in the media. May the light break through, there are many suffering in soul and mind.
Se the music video 'Et lys i mørket' here: