Guns N Roses' Duff McKagan releases new song addressing mental health

Guns N Roses' Duff McKagan releases new song addressing mental health

Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses has struggled with depression. In an effort to help others going through the same thing, he wrote a song of encouragement. 

This Is The Song
This Is The Song / YouTube screenshot

Guns N Roses' founder Duff McKagan has been battling with depression. 

Not only is he suffering with the mental condition, but he has also been experiencing panic attacks. 

The guitarist took to Instagram to reveal that his recent panic attack led to him writing his latest song - 'This Is The Song'. 

"This Is The Song was written in the middle of a panic attack. I couldn’t breathe and couldn’t see straight," he revealed in the post. 

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He says he is thankful for his guitar because it enabled him to get through the painful experience. 

"I have thankfully found my acoustic guitar as a refuge. If I just hold on to that guitar, play chords, and hum melodies, I can start to climb my way out of that hole."

The musician says he hopes his song will let those suffering with depression know that they are not alone. 

"For those of you who have never experienced something like this, count yourselves blessed. To those of you who recognize what I am talking about: YOU ARE NOT ALONE," he wrote.

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Duff is not the only celebrity who has opened up about suffering from depression. Read about other celebrities here

Below are some of the symptoms of depression:

- Constant feeling of sadness

- Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy

- Feeling negative and hopeless

- Thoughts of suicide

- Constant headaches, chronic pain, and digestive disorders

- Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping.

If you are suffering from these signs, contact: 

Cipla 24hr Mental Health Helpline
0800 456 789

Pharmadynamics Police &Trauma Line
0800 20 50 26

Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline
0800 70 80 90

ADHD Helpline
0800 55 44 33

Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline
0800 12 13 14
SMS 32312

Suicide Crisis Line
0800 567 567

SADAG Mental Health Line
011 234 4837

Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24 Hour
0861 435 787

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