When you feel alone or when you struggle to find the words to express what’s going on with you, there is music. It’s soothing, comforting and it somehow just says the things you cannot say yourself. A good example of that is the song “Lean on Me,” originally written by Bill Withers, but since covered by the likes of Michael Bolton, the cast of Glee, Anne Murray, The Temptations, Avril Lavigne, Mary J Blige, Paula Abdul and The Muppets, and Garth Brooks, to name a few.
Now, it’s The Tenors‘ turn. The Canadian quartet just released an emotionally charged video (see above) of their rendition of “Lean on Me,”complete with a very powerful and positive mental-health message: You’re not alone. There’s always someone to talk to and lean on. Watch the video above to witness the power of song and to do a bit of healthy crying.
If you need someone to lean on, don’t suffer in silence. It’s time we all started talking openly about our mental health. Join the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 27, and help end the stigma around mental illness. For every text message sent and mobile or long-distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health programs. The same goes for anyone sending a tweet using #BellLetsTalk or sharing the Bell Let’s Talk image on Facebook. But talking about it is just the first step: Visit letstalk.bell.ca for more ways you can effect change and build awareness around mental health.