- 10 Oct 18
We invited a 100-strong chorus of artists, writers, musicians, broadcasters, sports stars and more to contribute to Now We’re Talking, a mental health campaign, run in partnership with Lyons Tea and Pieta House. Singer-songwriter Emma Langford talks about mental health being a constant fixture in her life...
My mental health is a constant project. 'Tug O' War', the song that launched me into the music scene was all about getting bogged down in anxiety, listening to those voices of negativity in my head - you'd think writing it would have taught me a thing or two! As a singer-songwriter, I make myself emotionally vulnerable to a room full of strangers on a nearly nightly basis, but often the hardest thing is just being honest with myself. It's so feckin' easy to get caught up in the vicious whirlpool of social media and self-promotion, but I've found that the most vital (and often hardest) thing I can do for my mental health is to take myself off the grid, go for a walk, read a book... Just breathe, really.
100 Voices was published in the Hot Press Mental Health Special in conjunction with Lyons Tea and Pieta House as part of the Now We're Talking Campaign. For more please visit hotpress.com/now-were-talking/