[#335] Songs About Depression

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McG and Eric Bensel present a discussion and examination of songs that address depression along with their own coping techniques when depression sets in.


Black Flag – Depression
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts
Tom Waits – Alice
Manic Street Preachers – Suicide is Painless
The Smiths – Asleep
Slayer – Eyes of the Insane
Billie Holiday – Gloomy Sunday
Linda Ronstadt – Poor Poor Pitiful Me
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Manic Depression
The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Caretaker – We Don’t Have Many Days


If you or a loved one is in immediate danger calling 911 and talking with police may be necessary. It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.


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