Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in the U.S. in May, is three days away from wrapping up.
According to the American Hospital Association, the month “aims to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experiences.”
Billboard previously compiled a powerful list of seven Latin songs that spotlighted personal struggles, such as Residente’s “Rene” and finding the light at the end of the tunnel after inner turmoil, such as Bad Bunny’s “Estamos Bien.”
As the Mental Health Awareness month comes to an end, check out four new singles about self-worth, tolerance, and keeping positive below.
Emilia – “No Mas”
Earlier this year, Argentine songstress Emilia Mernes dropped “No Más” (No More), a pop-urban song about overcoming a toxic relationship and finding your self-worth. “I know you want to come back / I’m not the same as yesterday / Who you could mess with / I do not want more of what you give / Stay with your fake life,” the Argentine songstress kicks off the lyrics.
Onell Diaz & Jay Wheeler – “Tienes Tanta Vida”
Emerging urban artists Onell Diaz and Jay Wheeler teamed up for “Tienes Tanta Vida,” an urban ballad about facing life’s challenges. “Tell me what happened to you? / You’re not like this / You have so much life / You can’t give up,” says the motivating chorus. The powerful music video tells the story of a young lady who overcomes a previous abusive relationship by keeping her faith alive.
Mala Rodriguez – “Peleadora”
“Peleadora” is Mala Rodriguez’s latest single, part of her forthcoming studio album MALA dropping Friday, May 29. With her authentic Hip-Hop fusions, the Spanish rapper sings about being a fighter. “I am not a soldier / I am a fighter / The more I lose, the more I gain / I play the game you treasure,” she sings, emphasizing that she’s not scared of anything, not even death.
Olga Tañon – “Alexa”
Olga Tañon’s “Alexa,” which was inspired by the murder of Puerto Rican transgender woman Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, is a soothing acoustic guitar melody with powerful lyrics to shed light on the importance of tolerance. The music video shows black-and-white images of 50 personalities with photoshopped bruises, amongst them Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, and Victor Manuelle. “More tolerance, less hate,” reads a message in the clip which mission is putting a stop on hate, discrimination, and racism