Music and Mental Health
Music and Mental Health is a groundbreaking Initiative designed to use music and my mental health lyrics to gradually change the landscape of mental health for young people in all parts of the country. This year we will be doing a search for a talented up-and-coming artist to put one of the songs to music and sing! For more information, visit musicandmentalhealth.com
Dr. Patrice Wolters’ work cultivates the consciousness of empowerment through healing feelings of shame, insecurity and low self-esteem.
This sense of empowerment evolves as one:
- Increases the capacity to master the physical and psychological challenges of life,
- Develops positive coping skills that lead to success in life, and
- Cultivates self-acceptance, self-esteem and compassion for oneself and others.
The four goals of the initiative are for parents, young people and mental health professionals to:
- Learn to identify red flags that signal mood disorders and other mental health conditions.
- Learn therapeutic ways of thinking to replace dysfunctional thinking patterns.
- Learn positive coping tools (exercise, meditation, etc.) to promote success in life.
- Reduce stigmas associated with having a mental health condition.
This initiative is based on the premise that everyone should have equal access to health, security and self-sufficiency.
In addition to the songs that Dr. Wolters has created, she has also written articles that are aimed at reaching the goals of the initiative. To hear a sample of songs click here.
Memorization of the verses is key. This enables people to easily access the lyrics when having a stream of negative thoughts. The process of using both music and words effectively engages both sides of the brain.
With more than 25 years of experience in the mental health field, Dr. Wolters brings profound experience to the table when working with clients in this innovative manner.
Testimonials from real people about the song Eyes on the Prize:
“It is very captivating in its rhyme and rhythm. It is almost hypnotic in the way that the message is delivered. This is an excellent method of getting a lesson across, because everyone will be singing it over and over again in their head thereby hearing that positive message and committing it to memory.”
– Shelia M.
“Your music and lyrics are inspirational. Eyes on the Prize has the right tone and message to reach the youth of today. Very upbeat and a positive message. Your music will make a difference in the lives of many.”
– Greg K.
“My kids really enjoyed this song and have continued singing it… especially the chorus. The tune and words were easy to learn. Every time I have listened to this song, I have picked up something new. What a great way to learn and teach a positive message.”
– April S.
“This is a wonderful and motivating song. It’s well thought out and the music is produced in a refreshingly clear way. This song would be great for television due to the motivational theme.”
– Shannon P.
“These are all fine lyrics that could reach kids and adults. Awesome rhythms and easy listening.”
– ShuLei T.
“I have been listening to ‘Eyes on the Prize’ at least 3 times a week lately. It has inspired me to stay focused on my dreams and believe in myself. The song is very inspiration and motivational.”
– Dana K. D.
“As a football player my favorite line is ‘Set goals, and work up a sweat. And whatever you do always do your best.’ because my coach always pushes us to do our best and give our 110 percent. Also working up a sweat is something I look forward to and is a sign of hard work.”
– Gordon V.