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Following a major performance at Sundays VMA’s, Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” has boosted suicide prevention calls.
Sundays show, in general, had a heavy awareness of social awareness including not only suicide prevention but also gender awareness.
Based off of Sunday’s performance, Associate Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Shari Sinwelski said calls to the prevention hotline have been the highest that they have ever been at 50%.
Tonight, HipHopDX held a live question and answer panel including actors Luis Guzman, Nolan Gould, Coy Stewart and Mickaëlle X. Bizet, director Andy Hines and producer Andrew Lerios.
“There’s something going on in our society and, you know, people need to be loved,” Guzman said. “People need to be held, people need to be heard because there’s a lot of pain out there and it doesn’t have to be that way. And this project, this song, this mindset … we can save lives and give people alternatives to checking out.”
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