Admitting you have a mental health problem takes strength. Asking for help makes you even stronger. But fear and vulnerability can stop anyone from taking steps to heal. RADIO.COM understands this difficult process. That’s why we're getting the ball rolling with I’m Listening, a two hour special broadcast leading the conversation about mental health.
Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor uses his platform encouraging fans to be more vocal about their needs. “I’ve been a massive advocate for a very long time, trying to get people to understand that we need to lift that stigma,” he told RADIO.COM.
“It’s important for people to get help. When people feel like they can’t get any help, that’s when they isolate and hurt themselves.”
There is no “one size fits all” solution in coping with mental health crises. Taylor stresses the importance of patience and self-discovery to find what works. “For me, I’ve been a massive advocate of telling people ‘find what works,’” he said. "If it’s medication, it’s medication. If it’s therapy it’s therapy. If it’s both, it’s both.”
He says the first step is to let go of fear and open yourself to new solutions. “Just don’t be afraid to try both. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you need help.”
I’m Listening will feature stories and advice, similar to Corey’s, filled with resilience and acceptance. The special two hour broadcast highlights mental health experiences while providing resources for those looking to connect, heal, and share. Listeners can call in for advice or share a story. The I’m Listening broadcast is a safe space.