Secret for the Mad

This week's Mental Health Session is "Secret for the Mad" by dodie, a beautiful song about holding onto hope in the worst of depression. dodie does amazing work to break down stigma and to let others know that they aren't alone. You can watch the video and find out more about dodie and derealisation over on my blog, click to read!
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This week’s Mental Health Session is “Secret for the Mad”, by Dodie, a beautiful song about holding onto hope in the darkness of depression.

Dodie has derealisation, a mental health condition that she describes as a constant feeling of detachment from reality, like she’s dreaming or drunk all the time. In this extract of her book, she talks about how it affects her vision and memory, among other things, and causes her to have depressive episodes.

Dodie courageously and openly shares her mental health experiences through her writing, vlog and music, so that others will know that they aren’t alone.

She describes what derealisation feels like (in ways that people who have never experienced it can understand) in this short vlog, which is well worth a watch! Her creative explanations are great, and her positivity is contagious.

 

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’ve got a secret for the mad
In a little bit of time it won’t hurt so bad
And I get that I don’t get it
But you will burn right now but then you won’t regret it

You’re not gonna believe a word I say
What’s the point in just drowning another day
And I get that I don’t get it
But the world will show you that you won’t regret it

[Chorus]
Little things, all the stereotypes
They’re gonna help you get through this one night
And there will be a day
When you can say you’re okay and mean it

[Post-Chorus]
I promise you it’ll all make sense again
I promise you it’ll all make sense again

[Verse 2]
There’s nothing to do right now but try
There are a hundred people who will listen to you cry
And I get that they don’t get it
But they love you so much that you won’t regret it

You’re at the bottom, this is it
Just get through, you will be fixed
And you think, that I don’t get it
But I burned my way through and I don’t regret it

[Chorus]
Little things, all the stereotypes
They’re gonna help you get through this one night
And there will be a day
When you can say you’re okay and mean it

[Post-Chorus]
I promise you it’ll all make sense again
I promise you it’ll all make sense again
I promise you it’ll all make sense again
I promise you it’ll all make sense again

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