Just before the launch of the fifth annual, I’m Listening broadcast, taking place at 6PM on September 23 on all Audacy stations, and on the Audacy app, WILLOW shared her thoughts on how social media plays a role in the ways we view and perceive mental health.
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Speaking with Audacy’s Julia, the “Lipstick” singer shared, “because of the way media and social media is catered to the masses and catered to us, we’re taught that when you have things you don’t feel…like emotions...”
WILLOW acknowledged that she has experienced forms of privilege, but beneath the opportunities and material items, everyone still deals with some form of mental health.
She noted, “I think that it’s a beautiful thing to show people that even with this, like everyone is suffering. Everyone still has these deep-seated emotional issues that need to be worked through.”
For more of WILLOW’s takes and beautiful perspectives don’t miss the I’m Listening special, happening on September 23 at 6PM, on all Audacy stations, and on the Audacy app.
This year I’m Listening has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to further support mental health initiatives and provide expert medical health access as we continue to navigate maintaining the intersection of mental and physical health in the age of COVID-19.
Audacy is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. I’m Listening aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, 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. You can also find more resources here.