WTLC Stops the Music for Suicide Prevention Awareness

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 6/30/2020

Radio One’s WTLC-FM Indianapolis, Ind., was nominated for a Service to Community Award in the Radio – Major Market category.

In recognition of September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, WTLC-FM and its partners collaborated with local mental and behavioral health organizations to address the alarming increase in the suicide rate among black and Hispanic teens in the Indianapolis community. On September 10, 2019, all Indianapolis Radio One stations stopped their regular programming from 10 a.m. to noon, instead running an uninterrupted special to provide mental health information and resources. In addition, mental health professionals were available to help listeners cope with their mental health conditions.

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