The Transformative Power of Music in Mental Well-Being
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January 9, 2024
The Transformative Power of Music in Mental Well-Being

EDITOR: An upbeat single by one of the major female Soca voices, Patrice Roberts, recently revealed her ongoing battle with anxiety. The release of her single Anxiety is what she believes is her most sincere song to date.

The opening line goes, “Said I am falling, falling and falling. As I lay in my bed with my head to the ceiling. Say I’m drowning alone and I’m lost in my feelings.

“Somebody send me a sign ‘cause you know that I need it. Carnival come back to me ‘cause you know you’re my healing.”

In speaking about the song, Roberts reiterated its true meaning and the origin of its creation. The song tackles real issues affecting individuals: self-confidence, stress, loneliness, and social anxiety. Her song encapsulates the emotions and experiences of those struggling with mental health issues and encourages people to seek help. The song is a powerful reminder of the importance of taking care of our mental health. Roberts’ message is an important reminder that we are all in this together and that it is okay to reach out for help.

In hindsight, we listen to music to get pumped up about something, to find personal peace, to sympathize and to give our emotions an outlet. Music has shaped culture for centuries, making it an integral part of our lives. Music profoundly influences our socio-emotional development and overall well-being, whether we listen passively or actively by singing or playing instruments.

Moreover, music has the power to bring people together, to express emotions, and to provide a sense of unity. It can also provide a source of comfort and joy and can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Music is a powerful tool for healing and can be used to help people cope with trauma, depression, and other mental health issues. It can also be a source of motivation and inspiration and can help people achieve their goals.

Music is an alternative form of therapy to facilitate a person’s physical and mental health. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, improve self-esteem, and increase relaxation. Music therapy can also help people with physical illnesses, such as chronic pain, by stimulating the release of endorphins. Furthermore, music therapy can reduce pain, and stress and improve mood by stimulating the brain to produce hormones. The endorphins released during music therapy can also help to reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

There is no doubt that mental health issues are among the most prominent causes of death across the globe. There is no escaping the fact that even the tiniest symptoms need attention and patient listening! It has always been a great benefit to society, to have music therapy available. Likewise, let’s acknowledge the fact that mental health issues should not be viewed as social stigmas so that all of them can speak out more freely.

Shimano Bailey