New Charity Single: “It Was Worse Than I Thought”

*ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE SONGS ON BANDCAMP, UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020, will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention through their Virginia Beach Chapter.*

Listen to and download the release exclusively at Sounds and Shadows until October 24th! Click here or use the following link:

Release of The Purge “It Was Worse Than I Thought”

These two tracks are a continuation from the album The Purge produced in the Summer of 2017. The story so far has been “Carried Away,” “Is He Alive,” “Hurt You,” and “Damaged If I Don’t Broken If I Do.”

There are nine songs on this “lost album” in total. When all of the songs have been released, there will be a remastering of the old tracks before an album release.

The Purge has recently associated with their local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and will be donating all proceeds earned from this release until the end of the year to the AFSP. Remember that sometimes there’s a lot to say, we are social animals, and, if you are feeling overwhelmed with life or feel like there is no one who will listen, there are people who want to hear from you and you are not alone. Very special thank you to Katherine Martinez for compiling the following resources:


Crisis lines (available 24/7)


National Suicide Prevention hotline: 1800-273-8255 (veterans press option 1)


Crisis textline: text TALK to 741741 – law enforcement can text BLUE to 741741


Veterans textline: 838255


The Trevor Project (Crisis line for LGTBQ+): 1866-488-7386 or text START to 678678


Additional Numbers


Translife line support for transgender people from people who are also transgender: 1877-565-8860


SAGE LGBT Elder hotline support for older adults: 1888-234-7249 (SAGE)


RAINN sexual assault/rape (available 24/7): 1800-656-4673


Domestic Violence Hotline (available 24/7): 1800-799-7233


Human Trafficking Hotline (available 24/7): 1888-373-7888


Child Abuse Hotline (Available 24/7): 1800-552-7096


Military One Source (Available 24/7): 1800-342-9647


Safe Call Now for First Responders (available 24/7): 1206-459-3020


Cop 2 Cop for First Responders (available 24/7): 1866-267-2267


Code9 for First Responders: 1929-244-9911


National Resources offers support to someone who is a survivor of sexual assault or abuse (RAINN) gives information on mental health conditions connects college students to mental health services connects the elderly who may be struggling connects persons seeking help for eating disorders online support group for survivors of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse gives information on supporting people ages 12-24 on how to build healthy relationships without abuse helps those in the Deaf and deaf community who may be in an abusive relationship resource to report human trafficking or seek help if you are someone being trafficked. helps find free mental healthcare helps give information on mental disorders like anxiety as well as support for those who need it. depression and bipolar support alliance that helps people find support groups and information enter your zip code and this website will show resources in your area ranging from housing assistance, bill assistance, job training, health care, or transportation. avaliable for veterans and active-duty members to talk to someone who may need help Fisher House providing housing assistance to military & veteran families where they can stay for free, while a loved one is in the hospital. peer-to-peer support group for teens faced with mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamcis helps find affordable counseling in your area


Some Apps:


Calm Harm – Gives alternatives to self-harm as well as a tracker to monitor your progress


What’s Up? – Uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help people cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and more.


Recovery Record – Provides goals, coping techniques, and more to help overcome an eating disorder.

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