Mental health is a critical part of teen life. Teenagers are introduced to a lot of new emotions, but some are negative. Some teenagers do not know how to handle these emotions. One simple, and often overlooked, way to cope with these emotions is music.
Music has deep emotion written into it. These songs can make you feel all sorts of emotions, from angst (ie. Brutal by Olivia Rodrigo) to sadness (ie. Arcade by Duncan Laurance ft. Fletcher). These songs let teenagers feel and show their emotions in a safe, positive, and creative way.
Music tells a story, one filled with emotions from the heart. So this summer, find the beat of your drum, whether it is old or new. Find ways to express yourself and to calm down.
With summer around the corner, it is important to have fun. But don’t forget to take care of yourself during your eight weeks of freedom. Here are some amazing music artists to try: Adele, Alycia Carra, Alica Keys, Rhianna, Olivia Rodrigo, Bruno Mars, and many more.