September is suicide prevention month and artists Marshmello and Demi Lovato collaborated for the first time to release a new uplifting track “OK Not To Be OK.” Especially with the Coronavirus COVID-19 locking most of us to our houses and our bubbles, it is more important than ever to take care of yourselves!
Along with the single release, a new website http://oknottobeok.com was also unveiled in hopes of helping anyone with suicidal tendencies. The website includes a very hopeful Spotify playlist featuring songs by artists such as Juice WRLD, Cher Lloyd, Sam Smith, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, and Marshmello. There are also helpful contacts for suicide prevention and a smiley-face Minesweeper game too. If you are struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out to anybody.
“OK To Be Not OK” alsor released with a cheery music video featuring the two artists.
Watch “OK To Be Not OK” by Marshmello Ft. Demi Lovato
The first verse of the song attempts to relate to the mental state of someone going to suicidal tendencies, however, it is also relatable to someone feeling down and unappreciated. With these lyrics, the song connects with the people for whom the song is made for.
Oftentimes, a lot of us go through these emotions that put us down and cripple us for the rest of the day. Some do recover fast and some do not. If you subject yourself to similar thoughts for a prolonged period of time, they do take away some sane portion of your consciousness.
There is a lot of people around us who can help us get through these low times. But it also takes a fighting spirit to be able to receive help. You need to be able to tell yourself that it is okay to have down days. And you face the next day with a brand new outlook on life. And one of these days, it is bound to materialize a better day.
If you don’t wake up to a bright mood, feeling unloved, unappreciated, lonely, or just feeling blue, just know that you’re allowed to have these emotions and it is perfectly okay to go through these emotions. Just get through that day, and hope for a restart tomorrow. If it doesn’t work tomorrow, just keep repeating the above!
Let us know how you deal with ‘down days’ in the comments below. Spread the positivity around, and help each other!
Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.
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