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The Mental Health Awareness Week Playlist
is an important one we should all mark. It is Mental Health Awareness Week and many people are reflecting and sharing their story. I am one among the millions affected by a mental-health problem: so many people have to live through a daily regime of anxiety, stress and depression. The subject and nature of mental illness is a spectrum that many people misconstrue – it is not as simple as someone being ‘depressed’. We cannot treat mental illness as a binary thing in 2018! Even though, for many, talking does little to resolve the enormity of their burden; there are options out there but the solution is a lot more challenging than most assume. There still is a stigma attached to mental-health and fighting illnesses like depression. This week is intended to help those who are going through bad times and raise awareness of a problem that is growing larger and more severe. Organisations and charities like the Samaritans are available to talk to and are free-of-charge. Music is there for people and a way of coping with the worst sides of mental illness. I have compiled a list of songs that either address mental illness or lift the mood – designed to, at least. It is important, as the week goes on, to keep the message alive and use the hashtag #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. There is not an easy and quick answer to the epidemic of poor mental-health but the more we raise awareness, the quicker we will be able to…
SOLVE the problem.