Entercom launched a mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign, I’m Listening. The broadcast company will air a two-hour radio special from Seattle on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th at 10 AM ET. Several artists including members of Metallica, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), William DuVall (Alice In Chains), David Draiman (Disturbed), and more will appear during this special broadcast discussing their personal struggles with depression and mental health.
Additionally, the program will showcase the best way to talk with friends and family about mental illness along with how to cope with someone struggling with depression and advice on making additional suicide prevention efforts.
Prior to the radio special, the I’m Listening campaign will feature suicide prevention PSA’s, on-air promos and live discussions about mental health, which kicks off today (5).
There have been a handful of suicides since Chris Cornell’s passing, and hopefully, with campaigns such as these, it will save some of those who are experiencing these battles. For those who are struggling, please know there is hope out there and it’s OK to not be OK. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.