Feel useful However, no matter how much they do to keep active and busy, is trying not to let the mask slip. It doesn’t matter who you are, what your background is or where you’ve come from. It can hit any of us at any time. Given the right (or should that be wrong) circumstances coming together at the same time, just like with physical heath, your mental health can suffer. I’ve said this numerous times before and I’m not going to apologise for it so here I go again.

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Depression and anxiety don’t discriminateI Israel Email List also blog about music as it is something I love, so let’s take some of these as examples. Chester Bennington from Linkin Park recently took his own life. He was the singer in a successful band, had money and apparently everything to live for including a lovely family. Look at the picture his wife recently posted on Twitter taken shortly before he died. He looks happy, doesn’t he? But what was really going on? We’ll never know. He looked as if he was ‘Being Happy’, but look what happened to him.

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Unfortunately there are plenty of examples CL Lists of this in the music industry – Billy McKenzie from The Associates, Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, Stuart Adamson from Big Country Skids – all seemingly successful in their careers, but all took their own lives. ‘What did they have to be worried about?’! Wearing a smile I love the music of all of these bands, and saw Big Country live several times. One of the band’s ‘party pieces’ was playing Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tracks of My Tears’ live. Given what I said earlier about wearing a smile when it is sometimes the last thing you want to do, and with what ultimately happened to Stuart Adamson, it adds even more poignancy to the song and is hard to listen to now.