I'm Listening: End the Stigma of Talking About Mental Health

September 5, 2018

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five adults in the U.S., or 43.8 million people experience mental illness in a given year, and one in five youths aged 13– 18 years old experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life.

When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved. MIX106.5 is launching the ‘I’m Listening’ campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The campaign includes a two-hour on-air special, broadcasted live on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 7 a.m. – To listen live: www.imlistening.org

No matter who you are, you have a powerful role to play in preventing suicide. We’re at a point in time where so many people, including celebrities and musicians, have opened up about their experience with mental health or their loss to suicide.

The topics to be discussed during our ‘I’m Listening’ special on 9/9/18 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 & where to go to learn more. Visit: www.imlistening.org for more.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. #ImListening

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