Mental health is a major theme in a lot of art today, particularly music.
As our society continues to break down the stigma around talking about struggles, many public figures are sharing their experiences with issues like depression, anxiety and grief. For musicians, this conversation takes place not only in interviews, but in their songs as well.
To help foster awareness and acceptance of mental health, we’ve rounded up 16 songs with lyrics about topics like therapy, depression, anxiety and more.
"Now I'm In It" by Haim
Lead singer Danielle Haim described "Now I'm In It" as a song about "going through it" and opened up about her experience with depression.
"For my sisters and I, there have been times in our lives where we have felt like we are stuck in a dark hole," she wrote in a series of tweets about the song. "Every time I’ve been depressed -- it takes me accepting that I need help, to start to get out of it. It’s gotten a little easier as I have gotten older to recognize the symptoms and remind myself that when this happens, I need to seek help. (shout out to my therapist!!) Anyway, we all know it’s important to talk about this stuff."
"Hunger" by Florence + The Machine
"At 17, I started to starve myself" begins Florence Welch's song about her struggle with an eating disorder and other mental health issues.
“I learned ways to manage that terror -- drink, drugs, controlling food. It was like a renaissance of childhood, a toddler’s self-destruction let loose in a person with grown-up impulses,” Welch told The Guardian.
"1-800-273-8255" by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid
The title of this track is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and takes the perspective of someone contemplating suicide. In a 2017 interview with Genius, Logic spoke about...Continue reading on HuffPost