Final month, I began my Music of the Month sequence of posts. Every month on the weblog, I’m going to share a music with you. It could be a music I can’t cease listening to for the time being, or a music I’ve a historical past with. It could possibly be a music I don’t know a lot about, or I’ve listened to a thousand instances. Whatever the purpose, these songs have impressed me and my psychological well being, and I need to share them with you. Whether or not you’ve heard of them or not, I hope these songs provide you with extra perception into my world and my method to psychological well being. This month: “You’re Not Alone” by The Mowgli’s.
After choosing a music from my favourite artist of all time final month, I made a decision to stay with that theme for at the moment’s music. You would possibly know them for his or her largest hit “San Francisco,” however The Mowgli’s had been one in all my favourite bands throughout the 2010s – I noticed them reside twice, purchased their music and listened to their albums on repeat. Other than their music, the lyrics of the songs at all times spoke to me, particularly after I was in search of a vibrant spot throughout my darkest moments of despair. A few of my favorites embrace “I’m Good,” “By means of the Darkish,” and “Carry Your Will,” however the one I need to speak about is particularly well timed throughout Psychological Well being Consciousness Month.
No, this music just isn’t essentially a psychological well being anthem, however that’s what I like about music. A music can imply various things to completely different folks, and communicate a fact to them they should hear. This music is a stark reminder that we’re not alone – not now, not ever:
You’re not alone
Even once you really feel so removed from house
Everyone’s right here
You’re not alone
Screaming within the mirror saying
I’ve been broke
Out of affection
However I do know
We’re not alone, no!
Lyrics from “You’re Not Alone” by The Mowgli’s
All of us, at one time or one other, really feel alone. The concepts of solitude and loneliness are ones that we battle with as people, no matter our psychological well being challenges. However there’s a giant distinction between being alone and feeling alone, and despair is one thing that may make folks really feel alone and remoted regardless of the place they’re.
This music isn’t only a pick-me-up once you’re feeling down; it’s a really actual reminder. Once we expertise psychological well being struggles, we are able to really feel so alone. We are able to really feel like nobody understands us, and nobody will ever get what we’re going by means of. Everybody experiences issues in distinctive methods. however these emotions of hopelessness, isolation and despair are common.
Now greater than ever, we must be loud and intentional about how we discuss psychological well being. You aren’t alone, and neither am I. Regardless of how usually we neglect it (and we are going to neglect it usually), reminders are throughout us. It’s in folks sharing their experiences; it’s within the relationships we construct with each other; and it’s even in songs from our favourite bands. As we shut out this month, I hope this reminder serves you all year-round: you’re not alone.