Awareness is Not Enough: An ‘I’m Listening’ Town Hall

With awareness efforts at an all-time high, suicide rates across the U.S. are headed in the wrong direction. Nearly 49,500 people in the U.S. died by suicide in 2022, the highest in the nation's history.

KNX News gathered survivors, experts, and advocates, including the son of legendary actor Robin Williams and a former Maroon 5 drummer, for "Awareness is Not Enough: an 'I'm Listening' Town Hall" to explore what can be done to fight back against the epidemic.

The special broadcast aired Wednesday on all Audacy Los Angeles stations: K-Earth 101, KROQ, JACK FM, 94.7 The Wave, and Channel Q, Audacy's voice for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly hard-hit by the suicide epidemic.

Our panel includes:

Zak Williams: Son of Robin Williams, mental health advocate, member of the board of directors of Bring Change to Mind, trustee at United for Global Health, founder & CEO of the supplement company PYM.

Ryan Dusick: Former drummer in the group Maroon 5 and now a licensed and practicing marriage and family therapist.

Anthony Rodriguez: Co-founder of the psychological aid/mental healthcare nonprofit Santa Barbara Response Network

Tracey Cooper-Harris: Retired U.S. Army sergeant and a military/veterans liaison for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano's office.

Dr. Lisa Wong: Clinical psychologist and director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Marcus Rodriguez: Licensed clinical psychologist, founder & director of the Youth & Family Institute.

Amy Kane: MFT & associate director of mental & behavioral health at the LGBT Center of Los Angeles.

Carolyn Levitan: Licensed clinical social worker and director of the suicide crisis line at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

“Awareness is Not Enough: An ‘I’m Listening' Town Hall from KNX News 97.1 FM from the Helpful Honda Sound Space" is available on the Audacy app and on our YouTube.

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