Audacy’s mental health special, ‘I’m Listening,’ returns September 20: Here's how to listen

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Audacy's 'I'm Listening'
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Audacy’s mental health initiative, I’m Listening, is continuing to spread mental health awareness with help from some big-time stars and its annual I’m Listening broadcast special. Join the conversation Wednesday, September 20 at 7PM local time on Audacy stations across the country.

Listen to I’m Listening Mental Health Mix and more on the Audacy app

In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), this year’s I’m Listening special will feature artists, athletes, medical experts and more to highlight why talking about mental health is important and discuss how they manage their own mental health.

Guests for this year’s broadcast include Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert, Anitta, Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, Ed Sheeran, Gretchen Rubin, Jelly Roll, Jessica Alba, Kelly Clarkson, Lewis Capaldi, Paramore, Richard Sherman, SZA and more.

“Mental health is such an important thing,” shared guest, Kelly Clarkson. “I think people are now starting to listen to that because they’re starting to notice what we’re doing is really affecting us and our mental health.

The special will be hosted by Carson Daly, alongside Audacy’s Katie Neal and psychologist, Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee).

Additionally, surgeon-general Dr. Vivek Murthy, AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Moutier, and VP/Health Equity and Engagement, Victor Armstrong will join the conversation to provide mental health and suicide prevention expertise and resources to listeners.

Needing advice or wanting to share your own best mental health practices? Listeners are encouraged to call throughout the 2-hour, September 20 special that will span 220 Audacy stations, as well as and the free Audacy app.

Audacy's I’m Listening aims to share valuable resources for those who need to connect, heal, and share their own stories. The I’m Listening initiative 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, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.

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