‘I’m Listening’ – 2019 FEATURED GUESTS

Help End the Stigma of Talking About Mental Health on Sun. Sept. 8 at 7 AM

On Sunday September 8, all Entercom radio stations across the country will mark the start of National Suicide Prevention Week with a special commercial-free broadcast of I’m Listening, a two-hour program dedicated to ending the stigma of talking about mental health.

At 7 AM local time on your favorite RADIO.COM station, you can call-in live and join artists, athletes, and medical professionals for an in-depth conversation about mental health and suicide prevention.

Mental health issues affect over 40-million Americans, with suicide being the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 34, regardless of race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Prior to Sunday’s show, please SHARE YOUR STORY on how mental health or suicide has impacted your life. Select stories will be included in the broadcast.

Featured guests joining this year’s show include:

DISTURBED

Disturbed released their seventh album, Evolution, in October 2018, which included the number one rock song, “A Reason To Fight,” which has become an anthem of support for those battling addiction and mental health issues. It has become the centerpiece of their Evolution Tour, as the band stopped each night for a message of hope, providing resources on how you can find the help you need. It is a call to arms and a hand extended to all those fighting their own demons.

KORN

Korn is back with their new album The Nothing, arriving on September 13th, 2019. The band has always been a beacon for those suffering, and frontman Jonathan Davis has been a loud advocate for mental health. It’s a position that was tested and strengthened after the death of his estranged wife in 2018, who struggled with mental illness and addiction. Davis and the band continue to be very vocal about the importance of asking for help.

SKILLET

In August, Skillet released their 10th studio album, the uplifting and hard-charging Victorious. Its title track was influenced by the untimely death of Chester Bennington, and Skillet’s John Cooper spent time crafting poignant lyrics that would send a message of hope to anyone who may feel similar lows. Having never toured with Linkin Park, Skillet hopes this track will #MakeChesterProud.

BADFLOWER

Los Angeles rock band Badflower has had an instant impact, releasing their debut album, OK, I’M SICK, in February 2019. The band tackles issues of abuse, suicide, and mental health throughout their music, remaining open with their own experiences to fuel their art and the conversation

If someone you know is going through a crisis, 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.