May 14, 2024

Audacy Gives Amplification to Mental Health Awareness Month

As part of Audacy’s commitment to supporting the health and success of the communities at the heart of its business, the Company uses specialty content to inform listeners and amplify acceptance this Mental Health Awareness Month.

Listen to the uniting, uplifting power of Audio and nourish your mindfulness this Mental Health Awareness Month with these interviews, Exclusive stations, podcasts and news:


“I’m Listening” is Audacy’s flagship program to support those dealing with mental health issues and help them understand they are not alone. The Company enlists notable stars, including Usher and Meghan Trainor, to promote resources, foster an open dialogue, and be a platform for talk that saves lives. 

Listeners can tune in to Usher’s chat with Audacy V-103’s Greg Street about therapy and preserving your headspace. The star also addresses mental health stigma by stating, “I know it’s against our culture to be able to assess some of the things that we’ve [gone] through. But you gotta get it out, you have to get it out. More than anything, you have to hear yourself and then you have to forgive yourself,” further emphasizing the importance of these conversations.

Meghan Trainor also shares the importance of mental health as a mother of two and her social media boundaries. She illustrates the domino effect of  vulnerability by explaining, “Hearing [Carson Daly] talk about his panic attacks, I was like, ‘I gotta talk about what I went through.’ When I do that, I hear my fans tell me their stories and how they don’t feel alone. The more we talk about it, the more people we’re helping and that’s such a gift.”

For more information and to hear more artists, including Selena Gomez, Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, and Shawn Mendes, weigh in on the conversation, click here.

Exclusive Stations

“Audacy’s I’m Listening Mental Health Mix”
Audacy’s I’m Listening Mental Health Mix” is tailored to keep your mood in mind. This station features songs across all genres that describe the spectrum of emotions and artists who have advocated for mental health, serving as a reminder that it’s okay not to be okay.


“Meditation for Women” – Women’s Meditation Network 

Hosted by Katie Krimitsos as a part of The Women’s Meditation Network, “Meditation For Women” provides guided meditations for those who identify as women or anyone else looking to start their day with mindful intention, relieve stress or anxiety, fall asleep easier or simply tune in to their inner voice. 

The Women’s Meditation Network has 17 podcasts for people of all ages and experience levels, including series that support women’s mindfulness by focusing on stress relief, body relaxation, mindset and sleep.

“From the Heart with Rachel Brathen”

On “From the Heart with Rachel Brathen,” the New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and serial entrepreneur Rachel Brathen offers an intimate look into her life with weekly episodes about love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and well-being. 

“Self-Care Daily with Rachel Brathen”

Self-Care Daily with Rachel Brathen” is a spin-off of “From the Heart with Rachel Brathen.”  In this series, Brathen offers nuggets of wisdom every weekday, including self-care tips, guided meditations, and heartfelt advice for those on the path to self-love. This podcast will allow listeners to ground themselves, lead with purpose, set intentions and take action in their day-to-day lives.

“We Can Do Hard Things”

On “We Can Do Hard Things,” Glennon Doyle, her wife Abby Wambach, and sister Amanda Doyle dive into “the hard things”: mental health, divorce, losing people, friendship, breakups, eating disorders, grief, sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, and overwhelm. They explore these issues with humor, grounding it all in the broader social and political context – and offer guidance on how everyone can face their hard things and come out stronger and softer on the other side. The show features guests including Dolly Parton, Alanis Morissette, Laverne Cox, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Gilbert and Dr. Becky Kennedy.


“How Garland police and fire are emphasizing mental health support”

Tune in to a conversation between NewsRadio 1080 KRLD’s (KRLD-AM) John Liddle, Lieutenant of the Garland Police Department Pedro Barineau and Garland Fire Department Media Relations Specialist James Duggar as they discuss the steps they are taking to help officers, firefighters and the community. They dive into the stigma surrounding first responders’ mental health and resources, including the “Overwatch Peer Support” program, which helps provide information and assists those with disabilities.  

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