Depression and Anxiety are two very complex mental illnesses that for some people don’t go away. Most of us work through it as best as we can and push it to the side, others seek help from organisations like Lifeline and Headspace and musicians manage to put t all into their music as a therapeutic way to relieve themselves of the stresses they encounter every day.
Caleb Shomo of Beartooth has managed to do this in such a relatable way that his music speaks volumes to all of us going through a hard time and he and his fellow band mates have dedicated their new music video to those who have found ways to combat the mental illnesses that plague them everyday. He also shared his own experiences by stating:
“Depression and anxiety isn’t something you just get away from. It’s just inside you. For me it’s just always in my brain churning. It’s about fighting it and overcoming it, you can’t run away from it. You have to deal with it. This song is a big way to help. At least for me, music has been implanted in my body and what I’ve connected with. When I go on stage everything goes away. If you can choose that you will not let depression and anxiety run your life, you’re going to make it. It’s your body and your life and your choice.”
Also to help pass on the message of mental health awareness, Beartooth launched a new line of ‘Sick Of Me’ shirts on their webstore, and all proceeds will be donated directly to the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI).
The Amity Affliction – Australian Tour 2017
with PVRIS, Beartooth & Make Them Suffer
Saturday June 17th – Thebarton Theatre, rAdelaide SA
Sunday June 18th – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC
Thursday June 22nd – Horden Pavillion, Sydney NSW
Saturday June 24th – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Tickets Available Here
If anyone needs help with their own personal well-being, please get in touch with Lifeline and have a chat. They’re there to help. Lifeline – 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au