1-800-273-8255 is the National Suicide Prevention Line and the title of rapper Logic’s latest hit song. His powerful set of this tune during the January 28th Grammy Awards is credited with creating three times the normal call volume in the two hours following his performance. He, along with pop stars Allessia Cara and Khalid, who were featured in the performance, received praise from mental health advocates.
Source: Huffington Post, February 4, 2018.
During the performance, Logic wore a black sweatshirt emblazoned with the hotline’s number and belted out lyrics that were inspired by his own struggles with mental illness:
What’s the day without a little night?
I’m just tryna shed a little light
It can be hard
It can be so hard
But you got live right now
You got everything to give right now
INSIGHTS: We’ve posted innumerable pieces here about the importance of maintaining one’s mental health. If you need to call 1-800-273-8255, by all means, call it. If you know someone who could benefit from calling it, share the number with them. Or, watch or share the video of the Grammy performance here. It may be the encouragement someone needs.