Imagine Dragons recently shared a music video for “I Don’t Like Myself,” a track from their album Mercury – Acts 1 & 2.
The rock band released the video for the introspective new song on World Mental Health Day on Monday, empathizing with others who share difficulties with their mental health.
The Dragons urged their fans to support Crisis Text Line and their work through fundraisers available across its social media platforms.
Explaining about what prompted him to write the song, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds said, “I wrote this song at a very low point for me. I struggled quite a bit with self-love over the years. I was in a deep rut of depression and turned to music for refuge. I’ve since spent many years in therapy working on self-love. I believe therapy is the reason I am still alive today. If it’s ever a question of whether or not you should go to therapy. The answer is always yes. Stay alive.”
Dena Trujillo, CEO of Crisis Text Line, said her organization is grateful to join forces with Imagine Dragons to bring awareness to the growing mental health crisis.
“Our research shows that music is the most frequently mentioned coping mechanism for young people in emotional distress. ‘I Don’t Like Myself’ will bring comfort to many, as it embodies the hope and empathy that we all need at different times in our lives,” Trujillo said.
She added, “Our volunteer Crisis Counselors are here 24/7 to provide free and confidential support to anyone in need-a crisis to you is a crisis to us.”
(Photo: Neil Krug)
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