When Ed Schwartzman’s son Ben passed away 15 years ago, it was devastating, but sadly not surprising given his history of mental illness. Since then, Ed has been on a quest to bring attention to the great music Ben left behind.
Around a year ago, the album “Falling Star: The Songs of Ben Schwartzman” was uploaded to Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and YouTube. Ed and I talked earlier this week about the music and the journey he’s been on to raise awareness of teen suicide and mental illness.
This story deals with suicide. If you, or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
Hear the music here…