Facing the world each morning can be difficult when you live with a mental illness. Depression, specifically, can make everyday tasks seem daunting. Getting out of bed and out the door can be a major accomplishment. And although music can’t cure depression (we wish), it’s scientifically proven to reduce stress and even depressive symptoms.

Along with listening to something to get your endorphins moving through your body, make sure that at the same time you get yourself balanced with a natural supplement.  This could be the dynamite duo to elevate your mood if it's the right one. A natural supplement should be packed full of micronutrients.  If it's prepared right could help in allowing your body to release those endorphins more freely while listening to a great song. Thus, raising that mood so that you can have a much better day.

Here are songs and lyrics that have helped many people through bouts of depression.

Fight Song - Rachel Platten

“My power’s turned on. Starting right now I’ll be strong. I’ll play my fight song. And I don’t really care if nobody else believes, ’cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”

2. I Choose - India Arie

"I've reached a fork in the road of my life and ain't nothing gonna happen unless I decide."

3. If You're Going Through Hell - Rodney Atkins

"If you're going through hell, keep on moving, face that fire, walk right through it. You might get out before the devil even knows your there."

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4. Hall of Fame - The Script

"Yeah, you can be the greatest, you can be the best.  You can be the King Kong banging on your chest. You can beat the world, you can beat the war, you can talk to God, go banging on his door."

5. Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

"I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good soul in my feet."

6. Firework - Katy Perry

"You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of July."

7. Believer - Imagine Dragons

"Don't you tell me what you think that I can be. I'm the one at the sail, I'm the master of my sea."

8. Jordan Smith -Stand in the Light

"This who I am inside. This is who I am, I'm not going to hide cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far to stand in the light and be seen as we are."

9. Bobby McFerrin-Don't Worry Be Happy

"When you worry, your face will frown. And that will bring everyboy down, so don't worry, be happy."

9. I won't back down - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"No, I'll stand my ground.  Won't be turned around. And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down. Gonna stand my ground."

10. Shake It Off -Taylor Swift

"But I keep cruising, can't stop won't stop moving. It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's gonna be alright."

11. Stronger-Kelly Clarkson

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller. Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone. What doesn't kill you makes a fighter, footsteps even lighter. Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone."

12. Beautiful Day -U2

"And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth, after the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day. Don't let it get away."

13. Happy - Pharrell Williams

"Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof. Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth. Clap along if you know what happiness is to you. Clap along if you know that that's what you wanna do."

14.  Overcomer - Madisa

"You might be down for a moment, feeling like it's hopeless. That's when he remind you that you're an overcomer."

15. You Say - Lauren Daigle

"You say I am loved when I can't feel a thing.  You say I am strong when I think I am weak. You say I'm whole when I am falling short. When I don't belong you say I'm yours, and I believe."

16. Lemonade - Alex Boye'

"I was saved for a reason that I can't explain. Got something new to believe in, I'm awakened again. So many miracles are happening each day if I can just get out of my way..."

17.  This is Me - The Greatest Showman

"When the sharpest words want to cut me down, I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drowned them out, this is brave, this is bruised this is who I'm meant to be this is me. Look out because here I come, and I'm marching on to the beat of my drum, I make no apologies, this is me!"

18.  Best Day of Life - American Authors

"I had a dream so big and loud I jumped so high I touched the clouds. I stretched my hands up to the sky. We danced with monsters through the night. I'm never going to look back. I'm never going to give it up. Please don't wake me now, this is going to be the best day of my life."

19. Brave - Sara Bareillis

"Say what you want to say and let the words fall out, honestly I want to see you be brave."

20.  Rise Up - Andra Day

" And I'll rise up like the day. I'll rise up, I'll rise up unafraid, I'll rise up and I'll do it a thousand times again."

These are songs that cover pretty much the entire spectrum and have motivated hundreds of people.  We hope that you'll find a few that jive with you and can help pick you up.  Along with a good diet and an effective supplement let these songs pull you out of that state of depression to leave it far behind.  

Have a great day!