alessia cara speaks on mental health



by Helvine Achieng July 29, 2021

Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara has recently shared about mental health and her battle with insomnia in a new single "Sweet Dreams". The single was  released earlier this month, from her upcoming third studio album. In an interview with Reuters, Alessia spoke about her new music thus talking openly about mental health.

"I always like to say that there's this running theme of duality and there's like kind of a thread ... and this album recounts a lot of ... the beginning and the end of that thread.

"The first half of that thread in the first half of that year being a little tumultuous, a little bit riddled with anxiety and stress and fear .... And then on the other end of that thread came the healing and the growth and this newfound sophistication I feel I've discovered within myself."


"Doing therapy really, really helped. I started therapy a long time ago, and then I stopped for a while and I sort of neglected my mental health and neglected myself. And it wasn't until I got the proper help I needed through therapy and just making a bunch of changes in my lifestyle.

"I also now take medication for my anxiety, which is wonderful. I think it's worked wonders for me and I wish it wasn't so stigmatized."

"It's not a weakness. For a long time, I always felt like if I got therapy, if I took medication, it would be like ... I was succumbing to some sort of weakness.

"But there's a lot of strength in vulnerability and there's tons of strength and openness in being honest. So I look at it like that now and I just don't really apologize for what I need to do to be happy."