How Music Played an Important Role in These Celebrities’ Mental Health

Despite the fact that mental illnesses are common, they still carry a lot of stigma. Indeed, 90 percent of people with mental illnesses are unable to work. Many people, including musicians, have been secretly dealing with mental health issues for far too long, putting on a brave face for the rest of the world.

However, things have begun to change to some degree. Several musicians have come forward in recent years to share their battles with depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses in the hopes of de-stigmatizing them. Look at what they’ve shared and said to motivate and inspire others.

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik recently revealed that he suffers from anxiety, despite his fame and investments. Malik uses composting as a form of therapy to deal with his severe anxiety. Now, Zayn has revealed how he is dealing with the issue, stating that putting pen to paper, whether in a song or a diary, appears to be beneficial to him.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has been candid about her struggles with eating disorders, self-harm, and, in particular, bipolar disorder. Stay Strong, Simply Complicated, and Beyond Silence were written by Lovato to highlight her ongoing journey. Lovato is a true pioneer in the music industry for speaking out about mental health, and she isn’t afraid to seek help for herself. Lovato has become a significant influence in the mental health space as a result of her candor about her journey. She deserves credit for sharing her positive motivation on Twitter.

Alanis Morisette

Alanis Morissette’s song Diagnosis was released in April 2020, and it captured the hearts of fans all over the world (especially those who also knew the struggles of mental health). It details the singer’s battle with depression, focusing on the specific issues she faced as she admitted to feeling “out of order.” The song’s powerful chorus emphasizes how people with mental health issues are afraid of being labeled. The subtext is that your “diagnosis does not define you.” Labels aren’t important; getting the right help is.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran had to work hard to get to where he is today. Sheeran used music to express his emotions, and he wrote the song We Are while trying to cope with his loss. According to Sheeran, adopting a healthy lifestyle “actually improved things,” making him feel “more at ease and happy.”


Adele is one of today’s best-known and highest-paid female singers. Her mezzo-soprano voice, stunning copper hair, and No. 1 hits like Someone Like You and Hello have earned her acclaim. Many people, however, are unaware that she had severe postpartum depression. Adele, to her credit, spoke out about her overwhelming sense of inadequacy as a mother, as well as the depression that kept her from reaching out. Adele sought solace in songwriting and therapy.

Selena Gomez

Without a doubt, Selena Gomez is a cultural icon. She is well-known for her career investments as well as her catchy music. Gomez maintains a genuine connection with her fans, and her mental health is perhaps the most pressing issue she’s addressed. The singer first discussed her depression and anxiety issues in 2016, and she has only spoken about her ups and downs since then. She also discussed how her new outlook on life influenced the songs on her album, Rare, which she described as a “return to her younger self” (which best friend Taylor Swift agrees with).

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has spent her entire career being open about her personal life. She credits her tiny monsters as one of the reasons she has such a devoted and ever-expanding fanbase. The artist has spoken about her mental health on several occasions, and she still faces difficulties on a daily basis. Lady Gaga released a short film based on her song 911. She stated in the video that the song is “nothing but the truth” about mental health.