Entercom Communications is the parent company of over 120 radio stations. On September 10th, Entercom is launching their I’m Listening campaign, which addresses mental health awareness and suicide prevention, in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. As such, for the first time ever, the company has developed a live on-air special that will be broadcast across all of Entercom’s channels on World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday, September 10, 2017) at 10:00 a.m. (ET), 9:00 a.m. (CT), 8:00 a.m. (MT), and 7:00 a.m. (PT). In addition to this live special, Entercom stations will begin airing suicide prevention PSAs, on-air promos, and have live discussions about mental health starting today as a lead-up.Entercom’s two-hour live special will be hosted by BJ Shea, Entercom Seattle KISW-FM on-air personality, and feature interviews with medical professionals, artists, and celebrities, getting their own personal stories about mental health and suicide prevention. The special will also outline and offer help and resources to listeners via a live call-in option. Thus far, Metallica, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Logic, Alice In Chains, Halsey, Passion Pit, former Green Bay Packers player LeRoy Butler, Jack Antonoff, legendary music producer Bob Ezrin, and more have all signed on discuss mental health and to end the stigma about talking about it. Topics to be discussed include what all of us can do to prevent suicide, how to talk to friends and family about mental health and suicide, what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with depression, how to get involved in suicide prevention in your local community and where to go to learn more about the cause.As Dr. Christine Moutier, AFSP Chief Medical Officer, notes, “No matter who you are, you have a powerful role to play in preventing suicide. We’re at a point in time where so many people, including celebrities and musicians, have opened up about their experience with mental health or their loss to suicide. That brave act of opening up about mental health challenges has helped to shape the culture. Now it’s time to deepen our knowledge and learn what to do if you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one. The ability each of us has to make people in our lives feel valued can’t be underestimated.” As noted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five adults in the U.S. (roughly about 43.8 million people) experience mental illness in a given year. Additionally, one in five youths aged 13–18 years old will experience a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. Suicide is tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and among those aged 10 through 24, it is the third leading cause of death. Mental health does not discriminate, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.If someone you know is going through a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. For more information about the campaign, please visit www.ImListening.org.
The Ghana Kickboxing Association (GKA) has fixed Wednesday, October 23, as the day for its National Elective Congress.The National Elective Congress for the Association would be held at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium at 10:00 GMT.A statement issued by Mr John Kennedy Koranteng, the General Secretary of the GKA said, aspirants could pick nominations forms to contest in the elections.“Nomination forms are available at the Secretariat in the Accra Sports Stadium form 10:00am – 2:00pm each. For any inquiries, please contact Mr John Kennedy Koranteng on 0201943398/02446679456,” the statement said.Nominations are opened for members to vie for the positions of, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Technical Director and four other Executive Members.48 delegates from 12 gyms in the country are eligible to vote.