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A Rapper Named a Song After the Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Logic’s song  “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, already makes a powerful statement by donning the name of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. So it only makes sense Logic would make an equally powerful music video. 

The video, released this week, tells the story of a young gay black man navigating rough waters when his parents find out about his sexual orientation. It also features some familiar faces, like Modern Family’s Nolan Gould, Don Cheadle and Luis Guzman. 

On Wednesday, Logic thanked everyone who was involved in making the video, adding that, “spreading awareness was key.”

Others took to Twitter to thank Logic for bringing awareness to suicide prevention, and for putting the hotline in the spotlight.

We love that the hotline is getting this kind of attention. Now, if you ever need to use it, you’ll know you’re not alone.

Editor’s note: Some of the images in this video may be triggering for someone who has lost someone to suicide, or who has attempted suicide. If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-825.

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.

Lead photo via LogicVEVO

Originally published: August 18, 2017
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