Currently in America, we are facing a mental health crisis. It's estimated that more than one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness.

With that in mind, country music is a great way to not only address mental health, but to paint vivid images in the mind about mental health, due to it's uncanny ability to tell stories within its lyrics.

With the release of Jelly Roll's latest single, "I Am Not Okay," mental health in country music is currently at the forefront as Jelly's popularity is surging.

Some artists tend to shy away from tackling mental health in music, as it's not as happy or upbeat as some people would like to hear. But, taking on these topics resonates with a lot of people and can help them feel less alone.

Let's take a look at 11 songs from some of country music's biggest artists that acknowledge mental health.

Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 130 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, + more!

 

11 Country Songs That Address Depression/Mental Health

There is no doubt a mental health crisis happening in America with nearly 50 million people a year experiencing a mental illness. Music can be a savior for some as well as a form of healing and therapy for others. Let's take a look at 11 country songs that address depression/mental health.

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