Pop Culture & Mental Health

Music and Mental Health


Ariana Grande “Get Well Soon”

They say my system is overloaded
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
I’m too much in my head, did you notice?
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
My body’s here on Earth, but I’m floating
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
Disconnected, so sometimes, I feel frozen and alone

This is for everybody
Babe, you gotta take care of your body



Rihanna “Disturbia”

No more gas in the red, can’t even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said
Can’t even speak about it
All my life on my head 
Don’t want to think about it
Feels like I’m going insane

It’s a thief in the night to come and grab you
It can creep up inside you and consume you
A disease of the mind – It can control you
It’s too close for comfort




Biggie Smalls “Suicidal Thoughts”

I swear to God
I want to just slit my wrists and end this bullshit
Throw the Magnum to my head, threaten to pull shit and squeeze until the bed’s completely red

I’m glad I’m dead, a worthless fuckin’ buddha head. 
The stress is buildin’ up

I can’t— I can’t believe suicide’s on my fuckin’ mind. I wanna leave. I swear to God I feel like death is fuckin’ callin’ me



Linkin Park “Numb”

I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
I don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes. Every step that I take is another mistake to you

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you



Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”

There’s an old voice in my head
that’s holding me back
Well tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will all be over
and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young and full of life and full of love
Some days I don’t know if I am
wrong or right.
Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear


Kanye West “Yikes”

Shit could get menacin’, frightenin’, find help
Sometimes I scare myself, myself
You see? You see?
That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout.
That’s why I fuck with Ye
See that was my third person.

That’s my bipolar shit, what?
That’s my superpower – ain’t  no disability
I’m a superhero! I’m a superhero!



Amy Winehouse “Rehab”

The man said, “why do you think you here?”
I said, “I got no idea.” I’m gonna –
I’m gonna lose my baby
So I always keep a bottle near

He said, “I just think you’re depressed”
This me, “yeah, baby, and the rest”

They tried to make me go to rehab
But I said, “no, no, no”

Demi Lovato “Sober”

I don’t know, I don’t know,
I don’t know, I don’t know why
I do it every, every, every time
It’s only when I’m lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave
and I don’t wanna fight

I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I’m lonely
 Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore

Since completing my undergraduate studies, I've dedicated my time to supporting and empowering individuals with behavioral health issues. This blog is to be a platform for the behavioral health community; examining the history of behavioral health and the progressions made within the field while providing information and resources to those who need it.

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