I'm Listening 2022: VP Kamala Harris discusses the importance of childhood mental health

VP Harris will be a part of this year's broadcast on Wednesday September 21
Vice President Kamala Harris
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Audacy, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), is proud to present its sixth annual I’m Listening broadcast. Tune in Wednesday, September 21 from 6PM to 8PM local time via Audacy stations nationwide and the free Audacy app.

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"The issue of mental health is such an important one," Vice President Kamala Harris, one of our esteemed guests this year, explains in this preview. Audacy's 2022 event will feature artists, athletes, and experts sharing honest conversations about their personal experiences with mental health in a continued effort to raise awareness and support. Because talk saves lives.

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"I've worked on this for years," Harris adds, "way back, actually when I was even D.A. for San Francisco," showing her continued commitment to working toward making a positive impact on people's lives in the mental health arena. "I started a whole group of folks, and worked with a group of folks, around the need to deal with detection and then treatment of trauma among children who are growing up in poverty."

"When we talk about the children of the community, they are a children of the community," Harris said back in May 2022 addressing this very topic. "And in that way, we should all feel a direct sense of responsibility for their wellbeing. When I was a young prosecutor many years ago, I saw firsthand how adverse childhood experiences can have a lasting effect on mental health. And for decades, I have fought to improve children’s health and wellbeing."

Hear more from Vice President Kamala Harris during our sixth annual I’m Listening broadcast happening on Wednesday, September 21 from 6PM to 8PM local time on Audacy stations nationwide and in the free Audacy app.

Other guests in this year’s broadcast -- hosted again by Carson Daly and Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble -- include Ed SheeranAdele, NFL star Dak Prescott, LizzoMaren MorrisCharlie Puth, and sportscaster Stephen A. Smith. Additionally, AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Moutier, will be joining Katie Neal, host of Audacy’s nationally syndicated Katie + Company, in studio for the event responding to listener questions and stories with real-time advice.

Stay tuned for more ways you can get involved, and be sure to join us for our special I'm Listening broadcast on Wednesday, September 21 at 6PM on your favorite Audacy station -- and in the free Audacy app.

I’m Listening is Audacy’s commitment to deliver more mental health conversations, resources, and pathways to help. If you are experiencing mental health needs, know that you are not alone. If you are in crisis, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Talk Saves Lives. Find a full list of additional resources here.

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