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The Power of Music

In 2002, shortly after I came out of the closet and life as I knew it was falling apart, I was driving home up a twisting, wooded, two-lane, mountainous highway. I was feeling lost, alone, and pointless. I began to drive about 80 mph and became aware of how easy it would be to simply […]

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Last Night’s MTV VMA’s Reminded Millions of Viewers About the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you don’t pay attention to pop music, you might not be aware that #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 is 1-800-273-8255. Yes, that’s the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and it’s also the title of a single from Logic. It’s a straightforward song about suicidality, in which Logic, Alessia Cara and […]

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Need a Boost? Give Our ‘Pump You Up’ Playlist a Listen

Last week, we asked those of you that follow us on Twitter about the music that gets you moving. Let's do #TuneTuesday! What's your "Pump Me Up" song? — Take This (@TakeThisOrg) August 16, 2016 Well, it turned out that you collectively had some thoughts on the subject, giving us enough top-notch tunes to fill […]

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VICE on Music, Mental Health, and All the Ways They Come Together

Music can have a massive impact on our mental state. Like many people, I keep playlists of music for specific purposes: music that helps me focus when I write, music that lets me get into character for Dungeons & Dragons sessions, music for when I want to relax, and music for when I need an […]

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New Sammus single digs into the benefits of therapy

Something a little different for you this afternoon – a new track from New York-based rapper and producer, Sammus. Before you ask, yes – she’s named for that Samus. She’s an unabashed fan of video games, a self-proclaimed geek, and a major figure in nerdcore hip hop. With that in mind, her new single would […]

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