This list includes songs that are specifically about mental illness, songs that are meant to inspire people with mental illness, and everything in between. Check them out.
1. "Fight Song" - Rachel Platten
And all those things I didn’t say / Wrecking balls inside my brain / I will scream them loud tonight / Can you hear my voice this time?
Here is a version done for the Hillary Clinton campaign:
2. "Unwell" - Matchbox 20
All day staring at the ceiling/ Making friends with shadows on my wall / All night hearing voices telling me / That I should get some sleep / Because tomorrow might be good for something
3. "Warrior" - Demi Lovato
All the pain and the truth / I wear like a battle wound / So ashamed, so confused / I was broken and bruised
4. "Hurt" - Nine Inch Nails
What have I become, my sweetest friend / everyone I know goes away in the end
5. "Basket Case" - Green Day
“Sometimes I give myself the creeps / sometimes my mind plays tricks on me / it all keeps adding up I think I’m cracking up / am I just paranoid or am I just stoned?”