While Izza and Mami are leading by example, their personal purpose aligns with the vision of Audacy’s ‘We Can Survive’ concert. The pair worked together to open up the live event, which was created in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Michael F. Lamma explained the organization’s vision and how the conversation evolved.
“Over the years as we’ve done more things, as more people have talked, we’ve started to realize that, everyone’s impacted by this issue,” Lamma shares. “None of us have to go very far to find a direct connection to this issue.”
“And all of us have mental health issues in our families,” he continues. “I think as we’ve started to talk about it, as we’ve started to raise moral awareness. More and more people felt comfortable stepping forward and talking. It’s been a gradual process over the last 19 years of people feeling more comfortable talking about it.”