Billie Eilish Releases "Seize The Awkward" PSA On Mental Health & Friendship
Billie Eilish continues to shine a light on the importance mental health in a new PSA video "Seize the Awkward," released today in partnership with the Ad Council.
Eilish's message is about friends checking in with friends to make sure there are open lines of communication. “It doesn’t make you weak to ask for help," she says. "It doesn’t. It doesn’t make you weak to ask for a friend to go to a therapist. It shouldn’t make you feel weak to ask anyone for help,” she adds. “And you should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it. You know, starting that conversation, you don’t have to make it super serious right away, you know, you say, ‘How are you feeling? Like, are you OK?'”
The chart-topping singer has used her voice before to help destigmatize mental health issues, and she's been open with her fans about her battle with Tourette Syndrome. Moreover, her music addresses many of these issues directly. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eilish explained. “Kids use my songs as a hug. Songs about being depressed or suicidal or completely just against-yourself — some adults think that’s bad, but I feel that seeing that someone else feels just as horrible as you do is a comfort. It’s a good feeling.”