The popular song “1-800-273-8255” has shed light on the importance of the U.S National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Logic, the artist behind the track, has been an advocate of suicide prevention for quite some time now. He has made sure to use his platform to help raise awareness for those who need it. Following the release of the song, it was reported that the United States saw a fifty percent increase in calls to this number. Watch the powerful music video below.
Logic – 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid
Canada is looking to develop a similar number. Currently, Canada has many local suicide helplines, but still lacks a national number that is universal to every person living in this country. It has also been reported that a national suicide hotline number is in the works for Canada, and will hopefully be implemented by the end of 2017.
“It has to be simple and ubiquitous to get help. For example, one recognizable, well-marketed phone line that you think of in those times of crisis when otherwise you’re not thinking of much else.” – Toronto Star
For more information on where to get help in Canada, you can check out our Hotline Information For Canadians blog.
We commend Logic for everything he has done and continues to do to.