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Why Songs and TV Shows Can Help Prevent Suicide


DECRYPTION – Stromae's interpretation of his song L'Enfer at TF1's "20 Heures" is hailed by psychiatrists.

"I've had suicidal thoughts at times, and I'm not proud of that.

We sometimes think that's the only way to silence them, these thoughts that make me live through hell."

A taboo fell on Sunday evening during the 8 p.m. news on TF1.

In a stunning sequence, singer Stromae performed


, a new song never before performed in public, as an answer to a question from journalist Anne-Claire Coudray about loneliness.

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Beyond the 6.9 million live viewers, the sequence, seen more than 10 million times on the internet, caused the medical community to react.

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) himself paid tribute on Twitter to the words of the Belgian singer, whom he

"thanks for bringing to light the difficult subject of suicide"

, in his latest album.

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Dr Christophe Debien, psychiatrist at the Lille University Hospital and coordinator of 3114, the national suicide prevention number, also judges this moment of television to be positive...

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Source: lefigaro

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