BitchTapesMental Health Awareness

This story was originally published on October 6, 2017.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an urgent call to end stigma and push for legislation that protects people with mental illnesses. When I was in the throes of Agoraphobia and depression, few things uplifted me as much as music. Music brings people with mental illnesses joy, and also becomes a platform for raising awareness. Musicians, like so many of us, have mental health struggles. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, this BitchTape includes survival music from artists who’ve openly struggled with mental illnesses or are standing in the gap for those of us who need allies.

Track List:

1. Linkin Park - “Leave Out All the Rest”

2. Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid - “1-800-273-8255”

3. Ellie Goulding - “Lights”

4. Kid Cudi - “Wounds”

5. Sufjan Stevens - “I Want to Be Well”

6. Demi Lovato - “Warrior”

7. Sia - “Breathe Me”

8. DMX - “Slippin’”

9. Scarface - “Mind Playing Tricks 94”

10. Coldplay - “Swallowed in the Sea”

11. Sammus - “1080p”

12. Rascal Flatts - “Why”

Matchbox Twenty - “Unwell”

Alessia Cara - “Scars To Your Beautiful”

P!nk - “Don’t Let Me Get Me”

by Evette Dionne
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Evette Dionne is Bitch Media’s editor-in-chief. She’s all about Beyoncé, Black women, and dope TV shows and books. You can follow her on Twitter.

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