Disgraced YouTuber Logan Paul has made his return to YouTube less than a month after releasing a highly insensitive vlog that showed a man who had committed suicide. Everyone knew that Paul would make a comeback to YouTube and would receive a lot of criticism and views. In his comeback, however, Paul talks about suicide awareness and tries to save his image in the process.
In his return video, it begins with a shot of the Golden Date Bridge and facts about suicide popping up on screen. Author and spokesperson for suicide awareness, Kevin Hines, shares his story of suicide attempt with Paul. After the introduction, the video then cuts away to Paul being in focus, looking in the distance at an airport as a lonely piano is playing softly.
“Kevin Hines was 19 when he jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge,” Paul says. “He was one of the many incredible people I’ve been grateful to meet over the past three weeks as I aim to further understand the complexities surrounding suicide.”
“I know I’ve made mistakes, I know I’ve let people down. But what happens when you’re given an opportunity to help make a difference in the world?” Paul asks in the vlog.
In the video, Pail speaks with Bob Forrest, the founder of Alo House Recovery Centers, where he admits his ignorance on dealing with suicide, including not knowing anyone personally that has diet by suicide. Paul further says that he wants to be “part of the solution” and speaks in New York with Dr. John Draper, the director for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In that scene, Draper walks Logan through some of the basics on prevention, and then Paul gives an audience a lesson on what he calls “the five steps to suicide prevention.”
Towards the end of the video, Pail announces that he will be donating a total of $1 million to various suicide prevention organizations, beginning with a $250,000 donation to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
“From this point on I want to make an effort to contribute and immerse myself in the conversation,” Paul says. Before closing out, he provides resources to suicide prevention and said he is “starting a new chapter” in his life.
If you want to talk to someone or are experiencing suicidal thoughts, text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Here is a list of international resources.