RADIO.COM's I’m Listening broadcast is returning on Wednesday, September 23. Artists, athletes and individuals nationwide will join forces for a special two hour event, to showcase that talk has the power to save lives.
By sharing stories, and having healthy conversations around the topic of mental health it helps achieve our goal. For the subject and those who struggle with mental health issues to receive nothing but acceptance and understanding. You are not alone, and the I’m Listening initiative was created to assure you that it’s okay not to be okay.
Leading up to this years broadcast, we’ve taken a look back at some our past I'm Listening shows to share some of our favorite interviews. Being in the spotlight hasn’t stopped these artists from speaking up, on the contrary, they’re boldly using their platform to have open and honest conversations.
Bebe Rexha, is just one of those artists whose never been afraid to be vocal about her own struggles with mental health.
During a sit down with RADIO.COM she discussed how she deals with anxiety and keeps her mental health in shape. Bebe admitted that as much as she hates exercising, it “really does help” control her anxiety, admitting, “sometimes my anxiety will be so crazy that I could run like four, five miles on the treadmill… I just want to get out all the like anger out.”
Bebe also revealed that because cardio isn’t her favorite she “took on boxing,” and that “punching the punching bag really helps.” Rexha also attributed “meditation and actually talking to someone, like having a therapist,” as another “important” practice she uses to help keep her mental health in check.
Now more than ever it is important for us to have open and honest conversations about mental health. In advance of the broadcast, we encourage you to share your story about your personal mental health journey, of which we will select a few to be shared as a part of this year's show. In addition, throughout the show, listeners will have a chance to call in and share personal stories, as well as speak to mental health professionals.
More details on this year's I'm Listening broadcast will be revealed on Wednesday, September 9.
Join us on Wednesday, September 23 for I’m Listening - an evening filled with support, compassion, and community - right here and on the RADIO.COM app.