TRIGGER WARNING: The beginning of this article talks about suicide. Scroll down to our Spotify playlist to listen to the songs we have recommended.
Today is World Mental Health Day and this year is focusing on the heavy but incredibly important topic of suicide prevention. Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. It’s a devastating and gut-wrenching tragedy which ends a life and shatters countless others. There is nothing romantic or peaceful about it. Every step we take towards preventing suicide is also a step towards a mentally healthier society. We aren’t professionals, so we can’t tell you the cure for these thoughts and feelings, but we at The Honey Pop know that music speaks. This is why we’ve created a World Mental Health Day playlist for you to listen to.
Whether they’re songs you know or songs you didn’t know you needed to hear, we have accumulated these songs from both The Honey Pop team and you, our readers, who have personal connections to them.
Answer: Love Myself – BTS
“You’ve shown me I have reasons, I should love myself // I’m learning how to love myself”
Jet Black Heart – 5 Seconds of Summer
” Let’s forget who we are and dive into the dark as we burst into colour returning to life”
Change Your Life – Little Mix
“You’re not the only one, so let them criticize // You’re untouchable when you realize”
Finally Feel Good – James Arthur
“When you hit bottom, only place to go is up”
Dear Insecurity – Gnash
“I’m hurting, searching and learning // My imperfections make me perfect”
Broken – LovelyTheBand
”I like that you’re broken, broken like me // I could be lonely with you”
Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
“Go on and try to tear me down, I will be rising from the ground like a skyscraper”
Hold On – Olly Murs
“Hold on, you’re gonna get through it”
Fire Away – Niall Horan
“Darling you don’t have to hold it, you don’t have to be afraid // You can go ahead and unload it, ’cause you know it’ll be okay”
Fight Song – Rachel Platten
“I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion // This is my fight song, take back my life song”
Get Well Soon – Ariana Grande
“Babe, you gotta take care of your body // Ain’t no time to deny it, that is why we talking about it”
Just Hold On – Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki
“If it all goes wrong, darling just hold on”
Missing You – All Time Low
“Now don’t lose your fight, kid, it only takes a little push to pull on through”
A Little Too Much – Shawn Mendes
“Sometimes it all gets a little too much, but you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up”
Through The Dark – One Direction
“You tell me that you’re hurt and you’re in pain and I can see your head is held in shame, but I just wanna see you smile again”
We hope that you can find a message of hope in our World Mental Health Day playlist. Remember that you don’t have to suffer; especially not alone.
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