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Audacy's 5th Annual "I'm Listening" Mental Health Broadcast


Audacy will broadcast its fifth annual "I'm Listening," special, a live national broadcast bringing together artists, athletes, medical specialists and others with intimate conversations about mental health through authentic, open dialogue led by some of the nation's top influencers. The two-hour special will air nationwide on Thursday, September 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. local time across more than 230 Audacy stations and will be livestreamed via its digital app.

Partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), this year's "I'm Listening" program continues Audacy's support of mental health awareness by amplifying the personal mental health stories of artists, athletes and celebrities, along with those of listeners, with the insights of AFSP medical health experts. Topics covered include mental health and children, the intersection of mental and physical health in the age of COVID-19, calls for social equity, coping techniques and more.

Co-hosted by Carson Daly, host of "TODAY POPStart" and "The Voice," and radio personality and vocal advocate for mental health awareness, and by Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee), a pioneering psychologist, author, scientist and founder of mental health nonprofit the AAKOMA Project, the show serves as one of the largest national resources for those looking to better understand mental health, connect, heal, share, and ultimately remind people that it's ok to not be ok. Listeners are encouraged to call in for advice or to share their experiences.

Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Bleachers' Jack Antonoff are among those participating.

"We recognize we are trusted companions and loyal friends to our listeners - we know the power of talk can save lives. Our I'm Listening platform meets people where they are and provides a safe space for them to talk about mental health," said Dave Richards, Senior Vice President Programming, Audacy. "Many of us have been affected by mental health issues either personally or through family and friends. By using the power of talk, we amplify the personal mental health stories of artist and celebrity influencers through our platform and shift the norm of talking about these issues."

"I am honored to share the I'm Listening stage with Carson Daly and the Audacy team in support of mental health awareness," said Dr. Breland-Noble. "We each have the power to lift our voices and bring mental health conversations from the margins to the center. Each time that we see, hear and value the mental health needs of ALL people, we positively change and save lives."

"We've seen incredible progress in our understanding of mental health, and the misinformation replaced by shared stories of hope and healing. It's time we take the next step and use this understanding to help those who are struggling with their mental health and to reduce the risk for suicide," said Robert Gebbia, AFSP chief executive officer. "This is why we are excited to partner with Audacy to connect with people through music and inspire life-saving conversations about mental health and suicide prevention."

"I'm Listening" 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, 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.

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