It's Ok Not to Be Ok: This Week In Pop Music, A Conversation on Mental Health
Yesterday, Demi Lovato and Marshmello released their new single “It’s Ok Not To Be Ok,” to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention Day and the importance of mental health. Along with the song, they released an epic music video, showcasing some of the hardships Lovato and Marshmello faced growing up. Personally, I love the song and the video. It addresses mental health in a song with catchy beats and lyrics, which will make it quite popular among streaming services and radio, and spread the conversation.
We seem to have this unspoken norm in society that we need to always pretend to be ok. Children learn early on in school through their peers that it can be seen as weak to discuss emotions. An increasing number of celebrities have been discussing mental health, hoping to destigmatize it and call for an open discussion on how to deal with hardships. Lovato and Marshmello expressed their desires to help people recognize that it is ok to tell people when you feel down and that it does not make you weak to be honest about your emotions. By releasing this song, I am hoping that more people will feel comfortable discussing mental health and will feel encouraged to be honest about how they really feel.
Check out the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAPlzt2L7wE