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Marion Songs about Mental Health (66* d) RE: Songs about Mental Health 24 Apr 08

Just to clarify, TonyK: are you only interested in songs that DO stigmatize mental illness, for the sake of the discussion? Or do you also want suggestions of songs with a respectful perspective?

If the latter, here are three more suggestions:

John Prine's "Sam Stone" is reasonably well-known and deals with PTSD and addiction.

If you count Alzheimer's as a mental health issue, there's "The Locket" by Mudcatter Jed Marum, who wrote it about his mother.

"Harry in the Hole" by James Gordon (on the CD mentioned above). It talks about a WWII vet with PTSD and delusions of still being pursued, and who is involuntarily hospitalized. It has some fantastic lyrics... "and when his capture finally came, it was not soldiers but his neighbours who took him from the safety he had found..." I could get the words off the CD for you tomorrow if you want them.

Thanks for the interesting thread, Marion

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