I'm Listening 2021: Luke Combs says ‘information is key’ when it comes to mental health

‘Being aware or cognizant of the way your mind works… has been the most important thing for me’
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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 appI’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 Country superstar, Luke Combs, opened up about his own challenges with mental health and the tools he uses to help him keep a positive mindset.

“I am somebody who has struggled with anxiety a lot in my past. It’s been actually, a really huge part of my life,” shared Luke. “A Couple ways [I] maintain my mental health is making myself aware to things I know I’m prone to. I think information is key… knowing what you’re dealing with… and being aware or cognizant of the way your mind works in certain situations has been the most important thing for me.”

Apart from educating himself about matters surrounding mental health, Luke also says finding work-life balance has been a major part of his mental health practices.

“I think anybody can feel pressure to get a lot done during these times, but I don’t think that’s any different than every day life, so I think just dealing with those things as they come is important,” he shared. “Finding that balance of being productive and making use of your day, but also giving yourself time to breathe.”

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.

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!

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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.

Don’t miss Audacy’s I’m Listening broadcast debuting on Thursday, September 23 at 6PM on your favorite Audacy station and in the Audacy app.

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