On January 9, Stromae upset viewers and viewers with his poignant interpretation of Hell† After this great televised moment, the National Suicide Prevention Number (3114) saw a spike in calls from men and women plagued by their discomfort.
It’s on the JT set TF1 Die stromae interpreted, for the first time and live, his new song titled Hell† A moving title in which he holds in his dark thoughts. And the least we can say is that this performance has enabled many people to come out of the silence. Indeed, in the process, a spike in calls was recorded at 3114.
As a reminder, this national number, toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is intended for people with suicidal thoughts and relatives. It was launched on October 1, 2021 to help those in need. And the number of calls increased significantly after Stromae’s television appearance. The latter was watched live by 7.3 million French and French and by more than 5 million internet users.
“In four months, there were 3000 calls to 3114, with two peaks, around the end of the year celebrations and after Stromae’s passage.”
The Ministry of Health, quoted by The HuffPost
According to’Media agency France (AFP), 10 to 15% of these calls resulted in support for Samu. In the coming months, the suicide prevention number (3114) should open a “chat” service to make it easier for people in need to communicate, especially if talking is difficult for them.
To relive Stromae’s performance on the TF1 JT set, go here. And to discover the clip l’enfer, it is this way.