The nation’s largest organization dedicated to suicide prevention, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has released the following statement on the song “1-800-273-8255” by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, which was performed at the Grammy’s:
“When Logic released the song 1-800-273-8255, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s calls increased by nearly 50 percent. This was no coincidence. To have an artist and musician like Logic write about depression and advocate for suicide prevention is helping to create a culture that’s smart about mental health and suicide prevention. With the help of celebrities and musicians like Logic, use a public platform to open up about their own mental health, we can reach more people with the message that it’s okay to reach out for help when you need it. When this message is coupled with information on where to go for help, it’s life changing for so many. Through his music, Logic he is helping to save lives,” said Robert Gebbia, AFSP CEO.
If you need help right now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.