A new study says Logic’s anti-suicide song 1800-273-8255 released in 2017 helped saved hundreds of lives.
According to the BMJ, a number of high-profile performances of Logic’s anti-suicide song tied in with decreased suicide rates among young people.
One specific example given is when Logic performed the song at the MTV Video Music Awards in August of 2017. The BMJ claim that calls to the suicide prevention hotline increased by 5% during the performance.
Discussing the study, Logic told CNN: “To know that my music was actually affecting people’s lives, truly, that’s what inspired me to make the song.
“We did it from a really warm place in our hearts to try to help people. And the fact that it actually did, that blows my mind,” he added.
The study’s author Thomas Niederkrotenthaler also said in a statement: “Celebrities but also noncelebrities can have an important role in suicide prevention if they communicate about how they have coped with crisis situations and suicidal ideation.”