How a joyful medium is able to express our mental health issues
Throughout history, music has touched our lives in special ways. And while we think of the joy it brings us, we also hear echoes of the troubles we share as a population.
“Help me if you can, I’m feeling down”
*Bad Dreams, Scott Barkan- Anxiety
“Take your fluvoxamine, Try to go back to sleep, Cause I know where your mind can go”
*Good Morning Heartache, Billie Holiday- Lost love
“Good morning, heartache, you ole gloomy sight…It seems I met you
When my love went away”
*Panic Song, Insomniac-Panic Disorder
“On the brink of self-destruction, broken glass in my head”
*The Lost Child, Anathema- Grief
“My light is fading now, My heart is breaking now”
*Seems So Long Ago, Nancy, Leonard Cohen –Suicide
“Nancy was alone, A forty-five beside her head, An open telephone”.
*Warrior, Demi Lovato-Eating disorder & lost love
“This is a story that I have never told
I gotta get this off my chest to let it go”
*That Smell, Lynyrd Skynrd-Alcoholism & drug addiction
“There are very real life and death consequences when you deal with drug and alcohol addiction”
*A Better Son/Daughter, Rilo Kiley-Bipolar disorder
“The highs are really high, the lows are low”
*I Wanna Get Better Bleachers- Psychotherapy for depression
“For crying out loud. If you wish recovery was more of a rock anthem, this song is for you”
Have we missed some songs about you? Probably so. There are probably millions. And that is the very point. If you think that you are alone, you are not! Is there help? Yes there is!
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