US rapper Logic’s song 1-800-273-8255 may have helped prevent suicides, study finds

The British Medical Journal study finds song led to a rise in calls to helplines while US suicides also fell during the same period

A song by US rapper Logic that references the name of a suicide prevention helpline led to a “notable increase” in the number of calls to the service and may have reduced the number of suicides, new research has found.

Titled 1-800-273-8255 – the number for the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – the song generated strong public attention upon its release and following two notable performances.

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Category: Mental Health