Crave by For King & Country

This week’s Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Courtney Christianson: “After being involuntarily hospitalized, I felt stripped of my dignity and humanity. I felt like an empty shell of a human being. Hope is the one thing I had left. Hope for healing. Hope for humanity. Hope for a better tomorrow. I carried that with me out of the mental hospital. I love how the song says ā€œto rise above, to love again.ā€ I felt like I had to learn to love again after all the horrible things that had been said and done to me. Now, I still cling to Hope for better care and treatment for those struggling and light a candle for those who are still in the hospital.”

-Courtney Christianson

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Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussionā€”broadly speakingā€”of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.

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