Connect with us

The Outside World

Latest Logic Track Causes Jump in Calls to Suicide Prevention Hotline

Published

on

Rapper Logic’s latest track “1-800-273-8255” is currently ranked as the number 1 song in the United States as the rapper proudly posted on his Twitter account. But more than just conquering the music charts, the song also impacted the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, causing a 50% increase in call volume after he performed the song at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Logic rapper

Youtube

The title “1-800-273-8255” is NSPL’s hotline number that aims to help suicidal people realize that somebody cares and willing to listen. “The impact has been pretty extraordinary. On the day the song was released, we had the second-highest call volume in the history of our service,” shared John Draper, the director of the NSPL.

logic rapper

Pinterest

It is important to stress, however, that unlike other songs and entertainment shows that merely portray suicide, Logic’s track focuses on the fact that there is always hope and that help is always available for those who are suffering from mental health issues and on the verge of ending their lives.

“Logic is generating calls with a song about getting help and finding hope. It’s not focusing on tragedy or suicide. In fact, he’s starting conversations about suicide prevention, as opposed to suicide,” Draper said.

The music video for the song was released a week ago and it has so far raked in over 30 million views on YouTube. The video sends a powerful message that one should never give up on his life because it always gets better.

logic rapper

Bobby Tarantino

“In many ways, Logic’s video and song completely embody this message that everybody can take an action to prevent suicide,” Draper said. “A lot of people think that it requires a professional or even a hotline. But the fact is that while those are extremely helpful — and I would always counsel somebody to consider those options — what we also know is that most suicides are prevented by people being caring with one another.”

Continue Reading
Comments

The Outside World

This WWII Hero Miraculously Saved 75 Lives Without EVER Using A Weapon

His name might not be as well-known as that of other WWII heroes, but once you read the miraculous story of Desmond Doss, you’ll never forget him! From humble beginnings, this unassuming Virginia native would make a vow that he’d carry with him his whole life. He was the subject of endless abuse due to his beliefs, but no one could have foreseen how they would later contribute to his astonishing acts of heroism on the battlefield. Find out how this small-town boy with a heart of gold went up against all odds to save dozens of his fellow soldiers without ever touching a gun. Don’t miss this heartwarming tale of faith and heroism – read on!

Published

on

Continue Reading

The Outside World

The Enduring Mystery Of The Curse Of Tutankhamun

For more than three thousand years, Tutankhamun, the teenage pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, lay at rest in his hidden tomb, forgotten though undisturbed. All that changed when a group of intrepid British explorers made the discovery of a lifetime. But with glory came unspeakable horrors.

Lavished with incredible treasures of gold and precious stones, Tutankhamun’s tomb also possessed a dangerous secret. As bizarre events and calamities began to strike those surrounding the archaeological excavation, the haunting legend of this pharaoh’s curse began. What is real and what is coincidence? Judge for yourself, but who knows: you may yet become a believer!

Published

on

Continue Reading

The Outside World

Check Out The Absolute Weirdest Photos Taken In Vegas

So you thought you’d go have some fun and let loose a little bit (okay, more than a little bit) in Sin City itself: Las Vegas, Nevada! And today, the debaucherous reputation that this capital of earthly pleasures has one little catch to it: in the age of smart phones, nothing, and we mean nothing, stays in Vegas.

But that’s not going to stop these partygoers from doing exactly what they came to Vegas for in the first place: having a good time! From the hysterical to the plain bizarre to the all-out facepalms, have a gander at why this magic town never stops delivering.

Published

on

Continue Reading