18 Songs That Were Written About Chronic Illness




By Paige Wyant in The Mighty.


Music is often a source of comfort and emotional healing. Many people with chronic illness in particular find that certain songs or genres can be powerful in helping distract them from symptoms and cope with all the stresses and frustrations of life with a health condition.

For Mighty contributor Samantha Moss, music is an important form of distraction therapy. She said the chronic pain from her rare disease can lead to anxiety and stress, but music “makes everything better.” In her essay, “The One Thing That Helps Distract Mhe From My Pain,” she explained:

As soon as I play my favorite songs, I begin singing. My mind becomes focused on the music and the words of the song.


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