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Celebrities Are Opening Up on World Suicide Prevention Day for 'I'm Listening' Campaign


Next Sunday on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), celebrities and mental health professionals will be taking over radio station KISW-FM in Seattle for a two-hour, commercial-free live broadcast dedicated to suicide awareness.

The broadcast will feature big names like Michael Angelakos from Passion Pit, Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, Sarah Barthel from Phantogram, singer Halsey, former football player LeRoy Butler, rappers Khalid and Logic, and more. They’ll be joined by Dr. Christine Moutier, the chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and other professionals.

According to a press release, topics covered will include what all of us can do to prevent suicide, how to talk to friends and family about mental health and suicide, what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with depression, how to get involved in suicide prevention in your local community and where to go to learn more about the cause. It’ll also feature personal stories from the artists and celebrities.

If you want to listen, you can by visiting Imlistening.org. The show will be streamed live there. You can read the full line-up of panelists and guests here.

What do you hope they talk about?

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “HOME” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.