A former Washougal resident is hoping to make a difference, particularly in the lives of youth.
Elijah “Mentality” Huckins recently released a suicide prevention and awareness music video “Leaf on a Limb.” It is among the songs on his CD “Risk It All.”
In addition to hoping to reach as many youth as possible, Huckins thinks the video could be a great tool for parents.
“Parents could use it to communicate with their children about this tragic reality,” he said. “This video shows what is left behind and most importantly that there is help and hope. These are not just actors but people who have really lost someone to suicide.”
Huckins, 32, wrote “Leaf on a Limb” after a friend committed suicide.
“I wanted to make it into a video, because I felt a video would relay the message better,” he said. “I thought it would be good for people to be able to see the effects. I made sure to use people in my video that have lost someone, so that it was more realistic to the viewer.”