A Rapper Named a Song After the Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.”
thank you to everyone who made the 1800 video what it is. So many people I can't thank them all in one tweet! Spreading awareness is key!
— Bobby Bestseller (@Logic301) August 18, 2017
Others took to Twitter to thank Logic for bringing awareness to suicide prevention, and for putting the hotline in the spotlight.
1-800-273-8255 might be one of the best and most powerful songs I've ever heard. So good. @Logic301 you're the man for that
— ????GFuel Code Restrain 10% OFF???? (@Restrain) August 18, 2017
We're not crying, you're crying! If you are #LGBTQ & in crisis, pls call the @TrevorProject @ 8664887386 @Logic301 https://t.co/bu9h6nPy2z
— American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (@afspnational) August 18, 2017
We really appreciate @Logic301’s music video for 1-800-273-8255 and his advocacy for mental health & suicide. https://t.co/Bl5yM9yrZA
— Buddy Project (@ProjectBuddy) August 17, 2017
1-800 is the number 1 trending video on YouTube. @Logic301 you’re truly making a difference. pic.twitter.com/6ipVp4cmky
— ???????????? (@nevmarkitan) August 18, 2017
Shoutout to @Logic301 for the 1800 song. It means a lot, even though I'm not in that headspace anymore. Thank you.
— Alexis Escamilla (@ImJustAlexiss) August 18, 2017
All I have to say to @Logic301.. is thank you.. thank you for everything you've ever done.. this album had been so moving and inspirational.
— errr (@WNTDCSGO) August 18, 2017
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