May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as the month comes to an end, it is important for our music and movies to provide visibility for mental health struggles and show that mental health advocacy is an ongoing, continuous effort that is impossible to contain in just one month.
That being said, advocacy for mental health continues to grow as more and more people step forward to share experiences with mental illness, helping to and accept and normalize it. The stigma surrounding mental illness still exists, but through the use of media, people have created platforms to share their own stories and shine light on the prevalence of mental health struggles. These stories inspire others to reach out for help, and let them know they are not alone in their struggles.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, here is a list of songs and movies that depict