Fall Out Boy on the importance of publicly having mental health conversations: 'It’s destigmatizing'

'I think it brings more people under the tent'
By , Audacy

During a recent chat with Audacy, Fall Out Boy discussed the importance of continuing to discuss mental health openly and how music can be used as a tool to feel less alone.

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“I think anytime you can discuss mental health publicly, it’s destigmatizing it for other people to talk about mental health and their own mental health,” Pete Wentz expressed.

“By continuing having the conversations publicly, we will broaden the conversation. I think it brings more people under the tent.” And “with different opinions and different perspectives… it makes the whole thing more broad.”

Jumping in to share his thoughts on how music can be helpful, drummer Andy Hurley said, “I think music gets a lot of people through a lot of tough spots in their life and can be kind of a catalyst to making you realize that other people are going through similar things. Issues you’ve got going on in your own life, in your own head — music can be a really helpful thing for that and building community, other like-minded people.”

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

Audacy's 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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