NAMI-NYC Metro - #IWILLLISTEN
#IWILLLISTEN — Songs to Break the Stigma of Mental Illness / J. Walter Thompson New York
Mental illness is the most stigmatized condition in our country, and 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health disorder in any given year. In order to enact real social change and break down the stigma associated with mental illness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) has empowered people through a campaign with three simple words – I WILL LISTEN.
Listening is a powerful way to support friends, family members, colleagues and others who feel isolated by their illness. Rather than putting the pressure on the 1 in 4 who are living with mental illness, the #IWILLLISTEN campaign targets the 4 in 4 who can play an active role in reducing the stigma of mental illness.
On Oct.10, World Mental Health Day, NAMI-NYC Metro in partnership with JWT New York launched the next step in the #IWILLLISTEN awareness campaign with the release of the #IWILLLISTEN album, and free concert on Oct. 20 at the famed Mercury Lounge.
Music lets us share things that are hard to talk about. And few things are as hard to talk about as mental illness. Partnering with New York-based bands and artists including Controller, Sweet Lorraine, Boola featuring Jeni Fujita, Jenna Kyle and Romans Are Alive, the album is comprised of songs penned by each artist for #IWILLLISTEN about their experiences either directly or indirectly with mental illness.
Visit iwilllisten.org to download the album for free, learn more about the campaign and take the pledge to listen.
Together we can break the stigma of mental illness.