Top artists like Halsey and Khalid will be teaming up to give a voice and spread awareness on mental health issues in the “I’m Listening” campaign, Nylon reports.
Khalid and Halsey are just two of the many artists that will be coming together on World Suicide Prevention Day to combat the stigma around mental health.
Rolling Stone reports that Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Alice in Chains’ William DuVall, Jack Antonoff, Disturbed’s David Draiman, Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel, and country star Gary Allan will also take part in the broadcast, which will be hosted by Seattle-based radio DJ BJ Shea of KISW FM.
The campaign comes in the heels of Logic’s powerful Video Music Awards performance of his single “1-800-273-8255” that featured “Scars to Your Beautiful” singer Alessia Cara and Khalid; wherein he was widely praised for using his platform to speak about mental health awareness.
The title of his song is also the phone line to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Together, the trio, plus countless others, will be teaming up with broadcast radio network Entercom to bring awareness to mental health issues and suicide prevention.
The two-hour, commercial-free live broadcast is slated to take place on September 10 and will feature personal stories from some of the artists, suicide prevention PSAs, on-air promos, and more.
There will also be a call-in number available to viewers, to share how they’ve been impacted by suicide during the broadcast.
“I just want to take a moment right now and thank you for giving me a platform to talk about something that mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about,” he said on the VMA stage.
“Mental health, anxiety, suicide, depression, and so much more that I talk about on this album… I don’t give a damn if you’re black, white, or any color in between; I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight, I am going to fight for your equality because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight.”
Halsey has also been an active advocate for mental health awareness, having opened up about her own struggle with bipolar disorder in the past.
The live broadcast airst this Sunday at 10am on one of Entercom’s stations or check out their livestream on their home page.