How Music Impacts Our Mental Health
This webinar is hosted by McLean Hospital
To some, music may just be “background noise,” but to others, music can be a lifeline. Music often is used as an outlet for kids and teens, whether it’s being played on a device or played on an instrument. Adolescents often use it to address what they find important to them as well as an outlet for emotional expression.
With all the kinds of music out there, is listening to gloomy or conflict-filled songs a sign that we should be concerned about our kids? How much—or how little—should we pay attention to what our children are listening to? And what’s the benefit in trying to influence their tastes in music?
In this previously recorded session, Dr. Olivardia explains the benefits of both listening to and playing music on our mental health, discusses why “dark” music isn’t always a red flag, and answers audience questions about how we can help kids and teens express and explore their thoughts and feelings through music.