Music: The Social Outlet


Music Oomph

Music is an outlet not only just for lyrical fun, but for that of mental health as well.

Brandon Russell, Editor In Chief

When it comes to navigating the path of life, or even the halls of high school, that of music in of itself is an outlet not only I, but most other students use, as a get way or stress reliever from the everyday ups and downs of life. Whether it be country, rock, alternative, or classical, music of all types of genres works all the same no matter how different the actual music is. According to Psych Central,The soothing power of music is well-established. It has a unique link to our emotions, so can be an extremely effective stress management tool.” Not only does music allow for an outlet into the peacefulness that each lyric brings about, but it also acts as a physiological function that works to relieve students.


Austin Sinclair (12), is just one student who uses “music to almost put all the emotions that [he] is feeling, and allows [himself] to let all those emotions come forth.” Whilst being one of the most fun aspects of life, music also acts as a therapeutic attribute that both amplifies and sooths one’s emotions.


Like myself, going to concerts, festivals, and different various social outlets that involve music, is one of my favorite things to do. Overwhelmed with life sometimes, being able to relate one’s feelings to lyrics and beats is perhaps one of the most introspective aspects that life has to offer. Which begs the question, how big of a role should that of music play in a person’s life? Whether a listener, or a player, the role that it takes on is one influential in both manners.


Although music is an aspect that has been around for centuries, that of its ability to cure and aid people in mental health aspects of life, is something so new and impactful within our society today. The restoration back to peace and harmony within oneself is an aspect that scientists have most recently discovered.

Research Source from Psych

  • Music’s form and structure can bring order and security to disabled and distressed children. It encourages coordination and communication, so improves their quality of life.
  • Listening to music on headphones reduces stress and anxiety in hospital patients before and after surgery.
  • Music can help reduce both the sensation and distress of both chronic pain and postoperative pain.
  • Listening to music can relieve depression and increase self-esteem ratings in elderly people.