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Jhene Aiko Reveals How Music Helped Her Overcome Her Mental Health Struggles

American singer, Jhene Aiko has opened up on how music works as a coping mechanism for those dealing with mental health struggles.

In a recent chat with People, the singer revealed her mental health struggles and how music helped her in her personal journey towards complete healing. She explained that music was her personal way of ‘coping.”

“Since the time I could write really, I’ve been dealing with my emotions through writing. That was always my way of getting through difficult things. Even when I was in elementary school, if I was really angry or really anxious about something, I would write about it,” said the singer.

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Aiko revealed that her brother’s death led her into depression. “I began self-medication and drinking and trying to cope with that,” she added.

The R&B crooner later told the publication that she was diagnosed with anxiety, after which she turned to “different forms of healing like therapy and reading books by Buddhist monks”.

The singer-songwriter mentioned that it was because of her daughter Namiko she realised she had to do it for her.

“I see her going through a lot of the same things I went through when I was her age and I let her know, it’s taken me 34 years to really learn certain techniques when I am feeling anxious or angry,” remarked the singer.

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