Hayley Williams Gets Brutally Honest About Her Mental Health In New Op-Ed

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Paramore's Hayley Williams just blessed us all with a brutally honest, but equally beautiful op-ed on mental health for Paper Magazine.

Hayley wrote an op-ed for @papermagazine about mental health and her own experiences during the making of After Laughter. . the link is in our story today. . 📸 photos by @lindseybyrnes

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Williams moved away from L.A. back to her home of Nashville, Tennessee following some pretty tumultuous years in the singer's life. 

She's since broken an engagement and written a new album with her bandmates in the form of the refreshingly witty and blunt After Laughter (May 2017), where Williams first opened up about her journey.

Songs such as "Rose-Colored Boy" and "Fake Happy" are relateable AF.

"Imagine a little girl, dancing and twirling on a sidewalk in a loud, colorful dress," Williams writes of the year in her life that was 2015. "Eyes closed, laughing. 100 feet above her, someone's pushing a piano (just go with me, here) out of their apartment window and it's got nowhere to go but straight down. Well, I was the little girl."

Hayley wrote an op-ed for @papermagazine about mental health and her own experiences during the making of After Laughter. . the link is in our story today. . 📸 photos by @lindseybyrnes

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Williams continues, "I woke up from that crash with one less bandmate... another fight about money and who wrote what songs. And I had a wedding ring on, despite breaking off the engagement only months before. A lot happened within a short time. But then I didn't eat, I didn't sleep, I didn't laugh... for a long time. I'm still hesitant to call it depression. Mostly out of fear people will put it in a headline, as if depression is unique and interesting and deserves a click. Psychology is interesting. Depression is torment."

Read her full essay HERE.

Also, I love to share performance videos of Paramore way more than music videos. They showcase how insanely talented Hayley is. I'm sure you agree. 

video via Youtube


all photo rights and credit due to Paper Magazine

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