Audacy is proud to announce our fifth annual I’m Listening special happening on Thursday, September 23 at 6PM on all Audacy stations and on the Audacy app. I’m Listening is a 365-day-a-year initiative that aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. Once a year we pause on every Audacy station across the country to demonstrate that it’s okay not to be OK.
As we prepare for our 2021 broadcast, we're listening back to some of our 2020 all-star guests whose mental health wisdom has continued to ring true as we surge forward.
During last year's special, DJ Khaled shared his zest for life and how appreciating what he has helps him with a positive mental attitude.
“Even if you have problems, you have life,” he shared. “That means you can solve the problems, work on things to make things better and find happiness.”
He continued, “Once you realize you have life, you know, that’s the answer to a lot of your questions… once you appreciate life, that turns into self-love… when you love yourself, you’re going to be able to love others even more and hopefully that love gets back in return.”
DJ Khaled’s self-love cycle is powered by his faith and the love he has for his children, who he encourages to ooze confidence and positivity.
“Nobody can tell you you’re not the best, and that goes back to mental health,” he states. “Wake up in the morning saying ‘We the best!’ You know what I’m sayin’?”
To keep up with the artists that create music that feeds our minds and keeps the I’m Listening initiative powered, check out Audacy’s I’m Listening Mental Health Mix. With tracks from Demi Lovato to Pearl Jam, this Exclusive Station keeps your mood in mind. Listen now!
Be a part of the conversation, submit your own I'm Listening mental health story. Use your words to continue the conversation around the importance of mental health.
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.