- 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. Jonny Lucey of New Valley Wolves reveals how music was his outlet in a difficult time...
I've never really had to consider my own mental health until my mum passed away in June 2016. I knew that if I bottled up my emotions, I would implode. Music played a huge part in releasing my pent-up sorrow, grief and anger. I channeled my inner turmoil into our music. It didn't "fix" anything, my pain wasn't going anywhere, but this occasional relief and release helped me to carry the weight of grief forward with me. Just another reason I'm grateful to my mum for buying my first guitar all those years ago.
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/