Is Social Media Leading to Depression, Anxiety and Suicide? How A Utah Musician is Hoping to Prevent Suicide, Anxiety, and Depression

By Eric Openshaw on August 28, 2018

This article about how to Prevent Suicide, Anxiety, and Depression is sponsored by the new album Worth of Souls. Worth of Souls is healing people’s pain through the power of music and it’s helping to prevent suicide. Whether it’s relief from depression, anxiety, or pain, Worth of Souls has the perfect spiritual song for you. 

Is social media changing your life? Social media has caused a heated debate since it has been in the public eye. But can it really be at the very heart of the current youth’s struggle with depression, anxiety, and even suicide?

The Impact of Social Media and Hot to Prevent Suicide, Anxiety, and Depression

Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem among today’s youth. And it’s not just the youth. The annual financial cost of depression in the United States is a staggering $210 billion. That’s a huge number. Just think what that means about how many people are struggling with anxiety or depression today. Social media is everything for the young people around the wold. But,  what can you do about this epidemic of anxiety and depression that has a direct correlation with social media’s impact? And then what can you do to prevent suicide caused associated with those ties to social media? Social media makes the youth question whether they are wanted. Or whether they are valuable to anyone. Even God.

Are You Valued to God?


International best-selling recording artist and producer Paul Cardall, with roots in Utah, was invited by twelve-time Grammy award winning gospel singer CeCe Winans to attend her church Nashville Life in Tennessee. Her son, Alvin Love III, was preaching. He said, “Maybe the reason people don’t SEEK God is because they don’t believe they’re VALUABLE to God.” Cardall, already in the middle of producing a Christmas album featuring CeCe Winans, put his project on hold and commenced gathering a team of artists focused on one purpose: create an album of songs with arrangements and lyrics designed to increase self-worth and combat anxiety and depression.

What is Worth of Souls?


Paul Cardall’s new album, Worth of Souls, was designed to help combat anxiety, depression, and suicide through a spiritual connection with God. The Worth of Souls Project and Worth of Souls band was founded by Cardall, a talented pianist who has released three No 1 Billboard albums, is a Steinway & Sons sponsored pianist and lay minister, and he founded Stone Angel Music which is one of the top-selling and highest streaming instrumental labels in the world.

Paul Cardall
Paul Cardall from the Worth Of Souls Project

Cardall founded Worth of Souls because he wanted to “reignite that fire [for God] that once burned in us so deeply.” Paul has had people he cared for and loved commit suicide. He understands the struggle and the grief. But he also wants you to overcome the sadness and grief. A heart transplant saved Paul Cardall’s life. A heart from someone who took their own life. Because of this, Cardall wants to help in healing people’s pain through spiritual inspiration and uplifting music.

How To Find the Album

Worth of Souls is available to buy through iTunes and Amazon and is available to stream through Spotify and Apple Music. Or visit the Worth of Souls website.



If you or someone you know is in emotional distress and contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or you can also visit the Worth of Souls website for more information.

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