Listen: Kick Off Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 With MusiCares' Playlist Of Go-To Comfort Songs
The MusiCares team is embracing in the healing power of music with a playlist of their favorite comfort songs in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month 2021. The playlist features all kinds of feel-good music, from bops like "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats to self-empowerment anthems like Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" to Billy Joel's calming "Vienna," which reminds listeners everything is going to work out just fine.
Mental health awareness is a crucial part of the MusiCares mission. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989, MusiCares is the leading music industry charity that supports music people through three key areas of service: Human Services, Health Services, and Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services.
As part of their Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services, MusiCares hosts five free weekly online groups for anyone in the music industry looking for emotional support. MusiCares also offers direct financial assistance to music community members for things like therapy, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, sober living and more.
Mental health awareness is also a key element in MusiCares' virtual programming. In just the past three months, they have hosted over 10 programs specific to mental health awareness. This includes panel discussions such as "Black Mental Health Matters," a look at mental health through the lens of racial injustice, and "IN TUNE: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness," a mindfulness and meditation workshop for individuals in the music industry.
For guaranteed positive vibes all month long, cue up the MusiCares Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 playlist below!