Mental Health

Research on the impact of music interventions on quality of life shows significant improvements in mental health and smaller improvements in physical health. The article summarizes intervention techniques from music therapy and specifically focuses on the benefits of listening to music, learning or playing an instrument, and singing (with the last one having the added benefit of improving lung function)....

Power of Music - Episode 7 is Available for Streaming Now! This special Power of Music Series titled 'Music & Mental Wellness' is an important discussion on music's role in addressing depression and suicide prevention, and its impact on mental health as a unique emotional connector and therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma and more. https://youtu.be/eopxBfnL5CQ ...

"What if by better understanding why and how music benefits mental health, we could help minimize depression, ultimately reducing thoughts and attempts at suicide." On this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting WAAM's Music Empowering Mental Health campaign to promote and sponsor impactful research around the transformative power of music, including this important work on Music and Suicide Prevention. Join us in our mission to elevate music’s singular and...

Power of Music - Episode 6 is Available for Streaming Now! Tune in as we discuss the essential role of music in mental health and social emotional learning (SEL) with Dr. Kim Sabo Flores, Founder of Hello Insight and Dr. Chad Bernstein, Founder and CEO of Guitars Over Guns! https://youtu.be/Re_s5m1XTAE ...

Dr. Chad Bernstein Co-Founder/CEO of Guitars Over Guns, is a leader in incorporating mental health and research-based initiatives into after school music programs. In 2015, Chad was honored as a CNN Hero for his work, and has since been featured by the Steve Harvey Show and People Magazine. Most recently, Chad was named an inaugural recipient of The Elevate Prize, selected from among thousands of global changemakers....

The positive impact music has on mental health is the critical focus of our mission, as we continue our efforts to improve people’s lives through the healing power of music. Read the article which also highlights our inaugural "Power of Music" grant recipients Education Through Music, Guitars Over Guns , and Hip Hop Public Health....