DISTURBED, ALICE IN CHAINS JOIN MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

DISTURBED, ALICE IN CHAINS JOIN MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

DISTURBED, ALICE IN CHAINS JOIN MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

DisturbedAlice In ChainsMetallica and other acts have all agreed to participate in the launch of the “I’m Listening” campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The campaign includes a two-hour on-air special that will be broadcast live from Seattle on World Suicide Prevention Day this Sunday (September 10th) at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide. The campaign will also include suicide prevention PSAs, on-air promos and live conversations on selected radio stations. The two-hour live special will focus on personal stories from artists and celebrities while offering help and resources to listeners via a live call-in option. Artists scheduled to appear during the special program include members of Metallica, Nirvana‘s Krist NovoselicWilliam DuVall from Alice In Chains, Passion Pit‘s Michael AngelakosDavid Draiman from Disturbed, Jack Antonoff from Bleachers and others. The topics to be discussed include what everyone 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. Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, who has been outspoken about his struggles with mental illness, said, “Mental health and suicide prevention is a critical topic . . . This is a universal issue that does not exclude a single living person, and we need to come together to create awareness.” Mental health and suicide have become front and center issues in the music industry in recent months, following the suicides of Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell.

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