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Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes grew up in Breaux Bridge and started performing at a young age.

Louisiana native and country artist Hunter Hayes and singer-songwriter Jewel will team up for a 2 p.m. podcast Friday in recognition of World Mental Health Day on Saturday.

One Mind’s special "Brain Waves" podcast will air on Facebook (facebook.com/onemindorg) and be available afterward at OneMind.org. The international mental health and brain research non-profit was founded in 1995.

Hayes, who grew up in Breaux Bridge, has faced insecurity issues while Jewel has coped with depression.

"Measuring yourself by somebody else's filter is a dangerous, dangerous weapon," the 29-year-old Grammy-nominated Hayes said in 2019. 

Hayes "will guest-host the episode and lead a compelling discussion on anxiety and depression from trauma with Jewel and Dr. Raphael Rose, a clinical psychologist and researcher at UCLA, who also serves as the associate director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center," a news release says.

Also during the podcast, Hayes will perform the song, “Still,” from his latest album, "Wild Blue Part 1," and Jewel will sing her new single, “Grateful.”

Email Judy Bergeron at jbergeron@theadvocate.com.