Pop singer JAX is all about transparency when it comes to mental health. The 26-year-old makes an effort to keep an open dialogue surrounding mental health with those she loves and encourages her fans to do the same.
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“For me, when we talk about mental health it makes it a lot easier to open up a dialogue,” she said. “There are so many times where your friends are going thorough something and they seem really cheery on the outside and they don’t talk about it.”
She continued, “So when I talk about what I’m going through, it opens up the door for my friends to talk about what they’re going through and I think — as far as mental health awareness goes — transparency is key.”
She concluded with a reminder to watch out for one another and always make an effort to check in on those you love.
“It’s so, so important to check in on your friends. Check in on your friends guys!”
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.