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Country Songs That Raise Awareness for Mental Health

TRIGGER WARNING: Mental Health Issues like Anxiety and Depression


October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Here at The Nash News, we support artists who speak on sensitive issues like the reality of mental health problems. To raise awareness, here is a list of songs that explain the complexity of the challenges mental health issues bring.


1. "Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves

“Rainbow” is an emotional song that speaks on the struggles of being overwhelmed. It talks about how it is hard to balance everything going on in life, and how it almost feels like you’re sinking: “It's hard to breathe when all you know is / The struggle of stayin' above the risin' water line.” Then, Musgraves talks about how it will be alright because the rain has stopped and “That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head.” Musgraves truly knows how to write a touching song with a profound message.


2. "Anxiety" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

This meaningful song gives listeners something to relate to. It is about how anxiety always chips away at our minds, letting us think about the worst-case scenarios. Those who suffer from anxiety can relate to the truth in the chorus: "Anxiety / How do you always get the best of me? / I'm out here living in a fantasy / I can't enjoy a goddamn thing.”


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