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What Happened When I Shared a Song I Wrote About Depression

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My name is Mike Logan Stubbs. I’m a 28-year-old from Kent, England. I am a musician/songwriter.

My depression got so bad four months ago, I attempted to take my own life and was hospitalized.

I felt like no matter what I did, I would always feel this way (depressed). I can get so low, like the flick of a switch, when my depression is at its worst and unfortunately cannot control it.

When I got out of hospital, with the support of my family, I made it my mission to get better — and the best way to express my emotions is through music. Through music I feel like a “normal” person and feel it is my best therapy.

My experience with depression and fighting it inspired me to raise awareness through music. Listening to other bands and artists also helps me, especially when the lyrics are meaningful! My favorite artists and inspiration range from Metallica, Phil Collins and even classical music. The experience of attempting suicide inspired me to not only help myself, but to help others who feel the same as me.

What I hope for others to take away is actually already happening — and I would love it to keep going! I’m receiving messages from all over the world ranging from people saying I inspired them and motivated them to speak up and get help for the mental health issues they face. I get these messages daily from a lot of people, and it’s making me so happy that I’m able to help people through my music! One person even said I saved their life, which meant more to me than anything in the world..

The video went viral without the use of any other page but my own and those who shared. It had over 400 shares and the views I believe are at 22k and growing. Not only do checking the comments in the video speak for themselves, it’s also worth mentioning the song was liked and shared by some celebrities, was featured in three newspapers and there’s still more to come.

Thank you.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741.

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Screenshot via Mike Logan Stubbs Facebook page.

Originally published: January 1, 2017
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