Calls to suicide hotlines have skyrocketed since Logic’s performance of hit single, “1-800-273-8255”, which details a heart-wrenching narrative about suicide. The rapper was joined by artists Alessia Cara and Khalid, who are featured in the song, as well as suicide survivors who stormed the stage wearing shirts that read “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” and the number of the hotline. According to CNN, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline reported a 50% increase in call volume following the night’s performance.
Logic rounded out the performance with a few words about the touchy subject. “I just want to take a moment right now and thank you all so much for giving me a platform to talk about something that mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about: mental health, anxiety, suicide, depression, and so much more that I talk about on this album,” he said, which then compelled him to touch on the importance …
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