Avicii’s father speaks out about suicide prevention

Avicii's father speaks out about suicide prevention 1


CNN's Robyn Curnow speaks to the father of superstar DJ Avicii, who died by suicide in 2018, about his work urging policymakers to address mental health problems earlier in a person's life, before it becomes too late. #CNN #News

35 Comments on "Avicii’s father speaks out about suicide prevention"

  1. Lost Serendipity | July 3, 2019 at 7:41 PM | Reply

    Mental depression is real take it seriously. PS: Take depression seriously folks.

    • @Elie M We have a need to go further than that right now based on people’s behavior. That behavior is the amount of time we have spent online per day that has increased in the last 5-10 years. Of course people go through more than one depression, is that not based somewhat on what people experience online?

    • The worst about it? If a person is suffering with depression, most people in his life will leave him/her, friends stop being friends, and just abandon them. This is the most tragic thing, since it only makes it worse…

  2. Artie Knight YT | July 3, 2019 at 7:42 PM | Reply

    Every place in the world sucks with handling mental health. No venting, help, support, or trying to help self improvement.

  3. TheOne WhoWelds | July 3, 2019 at 7:50 PM | Reply

    While driving down the road in my home state 15+ years ago I see a suicide prevention hotline billboard. Literally the next sign down the road was a Nike billboard featuring a shoe and their infamous “Just do it”. So just call the hotline, or just do it? It lasted about a week before the Nike sign was relocated about two miles down the road.

  4. Chance Tough | July 3, 2019 at 7:51 PM | Reply

    My best friend slipped through my hands, and took his life.. Depression is ugly, and all consuming.. I missed key signs looking back, but he perfected looking happy.. God Rest The Souls Of Those Lost To Suicide..

    • Chance Tough | July 3, 2019 at 8:33 PM | Reply

      @Lisa Kuzma The unanswered questions is the hardest part.. Sorry for your loss, and keep her alive in your heart.. Aloha.

    • @Chance Tough Yep. Almost 30 years.

    • Eddie Washington | July 3, 2019 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      Chance Tough, sorry for your loss. I also lost one of my best friends to suicide last year. I wholeheartedly agree with your comment. Thank you for sharing.

    • @Eddie Washington Sorry for your loss.. Garnett lives in my soul, as I hope your friend does you.. There was a long time I got pissed at how selfish he was with his life.. Now its all about the trouble we would get into as kids.. First dates, jobs, the birth of my twin boys, his daughter.. I am 36, and that was 6yrs ago now.. Get right in your minds eye is something he said a lot.. Aloha Eddie my heart feels you..

  5. Game of Thrones | July 3, 2019 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    Many people don’t take mental health seriously. That’s dangerous.
    FYI: Michael Phelps also suffered depression (!)

  6. Having a child with clinical depression is one of the scariest and hardest things to go through. My heart goes out to him.

  7. Mental health is so important, and what most of us don’t take care of. Rest in peace 🙏

  8. Prince also suffered from Depression. It’s never talked about. I also lost a loved one, being my Father due to Mental Illness. Had the stigma not been there in his younger years he’d be here today holding his Granddaughter. I am a Mental Health worker and advocate for MI. Untreated MI and drink/ drugs is how one self medicates. All my heart and love to your son and family. We will fight.

  9. Plz, reconsider if you’re thinking of suicide. You take a part of your family with you when you die. My heart breaks for his Dad and the rest of his family and friends.

  10. Dylan Jurosovich | July 3, 2019 at 8:15 PM | Reply

    R.I.P. Avicii.

  11. Charlie Bennett | July 3, 2019 at 8:29 PM | Reply

    It’s sad because we have so many newly tested cannabinoids that have been shown to treat depression.

  12. mohammad al soufi | July 3, 2019 at 8:38 PM | Reply

    His music will always give us hope, his music was always positive, warm, and touching the kindness and love in everyone’s heart, you will always be loved avicii, may your soul rest in peace ❤❤

  13. Rodney Pratt | July 3, 2019 at 9:36 PM | Reply

    I’m a 61 year old parent, and I don’t know the gentleman but this is about bringing me to tears,I would fuking fall apart if my son or daughter committed suicide… I’m just telling it like it is. Peace be with you brother

  14. That’s the key. Here you had a man that loved his craft so much because it made so many people happy and yet inside he was still not happy. I think his management saw the signs and ignored them because there was just too much greed and money at play. We’ll always love you Tim……❤️

  15. Intelligence Officer | July 3, 2019 at 10:29 PM | Reply

    Why Journalism is Turning in to activism ?


    • Intelligence Officer | July 4, 2019 at 12:31 AM | Reply

      @Duke of derp You are Conquered because your anger is showing that, “What angers you controls you”

  16. Spinup Records | July 3, 2019 at 10:52 PM | Reply

    He was and still is my favorite DJ ever

  17. Newell Daugherty | July 3, 2019 at 11:56 PM | Reply

    People Don’t Want to Kill Themselves They Just Don’t Know How to Kill the Pain!!!!!!!!!
    Every Thunderstorm Runs Out of Rain!!!!!!

  18. Someone was happy, young and successful, why would he commit a suicide?


  20. unicornfanlover | July 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM | Reply

    Hey brother

    Have a good life in heaven you will be remembered 😇

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