“I wrote this song at a very low point for me,” says frontman Dan Reynolds. “I struggled quite a bit with self-love over the years. I was in a deep rut of depression and turned to music for refuge.”
“I’ve since spent many years in therapy working on self-love. I believe therapy is the reason I am still alive today,” he added. “If it’s ever a question of whether or not you should go to therapy, the answer is always yes – Stay alive.”
Alongside the music video release, Imagine Dragons has partnered with Crisis Text Line and encourages fans to support the organization and their work through fundraisers available across the band’s social media platforms.
Crisis Text Line is a not-for-profit organization providing free, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, in English and Spanish. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day, every day.
Those seeking support can text MUSIC to 741741 to reach a live, trained volunteer Crisis Counselor in English. Text HOLA to 741741 or text to 442-AYUDAME in WhatsApp for Spanish.
There’s also their pediatric cancer charity the Tyler Robinson Foundation. And in 2022, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy named them ambassadors for UNITED 24, which benefits humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.