Some of Rock’s Biggest Names Announced for Suicide Prevention Campaign
A number of major rock acts have signed on to a new mental health awareness initiative launched in the wake of the suicide deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington.
Members of Metallica, Disturbed, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Passion Pit, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff and others will be part of a broadcast to launch the “I’m Listening” campaign on Sunday (September 10), which is also Suicide Prevention Day. The two-hour show airs live from Seattle at 10 a.m. ET and will feature the musicians telling personal stories about their experiences with suicide and mental illness.
In a statement, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic says that, “Depression, coupled with other factors, can be lethal. Mental health conditions are underrated and I’m pleased to…help educate the community.”
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.