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In her new song I’m Trying, Hannah Gail describes the frustration of not being able to live a normal life. She speaks candidly about the ups and downs of coping with mental illness, and how it feels to constantly be battling against herself. The song is an honest and raw portrayal of the inner thoughts and feelings of somebody who’s struggling. It makes clear that mental illness is a real and valid problem, and that we should not be ashamed to bring it up.
Mental health is just like physical health- it’s important to take care of it and not ignore it. When we ignore our mental health, we’re just asking for trouble. That’s why we should talk about mental health openly. It can be really helpful to share your worries with someone who’s understanding and non-judgmental. You’re not alone in this- there are plenty of people who want to help you.
Mental illness can be so stressful, which is why we need to have songs like Hannah’s I’m Trying to express what we’re going through. It’s moving and will take you on a journey through the complexities of human life.