Source 1

Additional informationNotes on contributorsMichael ViegaMichael Viega. (n.d.). What’s in a song? Combining analytical and arts-based analysis for songs created by songwriters with neurodisabilities. Retrieved March 06, 2021, from


This is an article that includes a deep analysis for songs created by artists with mental illnesses. The article goes into the concept of music therapy and how it can help understand an artist’s self-concept and rehabilitative needs. 

How I used it: 

This was another article that I used to prove how one is able to see the artists’ issues in the lyrics of their music. I also used this article to advocate for music therapy and how it can really help somebody who is suffering from mental illness.

Source 2

American music Therapy association. (n.d.). Retrieved March 08, 2021, from


This article explains what music therapy is. It also describes the benefits of going to music therapy and how it can help those with mental illness. This article breaks down several topics including definitions, frequently asked questions, music therapy with specific populations, personal stories, history, music therapy around the world, and music therapy in the media.

How I used it:

I used this article to explain that not only is music therapy beneficial for the clinician to better understand their patient, it is also helpful for the patient to let go of these emotions as well as receiving the help they need at the same time. I included the activities of music therapy which are singing, dancing, creating music, or listening to music. By doing so, patients are able to express their feelings in a creative and entertaining way. 

Source 3

An interview with The Singer-songwriter and mental Health Advocate, X.ARI! (n.d.). Retrieved March 06, 2021, from


This is an interview with the artist, X. Ari who is a mental health advocate and discusses her mental illness.

How I used it:

This interview gave me further evidence that proved my hypothesis. This is an artist who suffers from mental illness and has written lyrics that reflect her illnesses such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and insomnia. This article has also proven how music is used as an outlet for artists including X. Ari.

Source 4

Armitage, D., & Doughty, B. (2020, November 03). Stress and our mental health – what is the

 impact & How can we tackle it? Retrieved April 03, 2021, from,conditions%20like%20anxiety%20or%20depression.


This article discusses the fight or flight phenomenon, long-term stress, biology of mental health and stress, the immune system, stress and PTSD, hope for the future, and ways to help. 

How I used it:

I used this article to explain mental health further and the effects that life situations have on mental health and vice versa. This helped me have a better understanding on direct influences that contribute to one’s mental health.

Source 5

Chan, A. (2020, May 04). Musicians who have opened up about their mental health struggles. Retrieved March 06, 2021, from


This article discusses mental illness amongst popular musicians. It consists of a breakdown of artists and their diagnosed mental illness as well as statements from each of the artists.

How I used it: 

This article helped me understand how there are more artists diagnosed with mental illness than I originally thought. It also helped me understand how music has both helped these artists through their illness. I used it to explain how there are many artists who have used music as an outlet and their disorders may reflect in their music. By having a breakdown of each of the artists, I was able to do a deep analysis of themselves, their illness, and their music.

Source 6

How talking helps. (n.d.). Retrieved April 03, 2021, from


This article explains the benefits of communication from a psychologist’s perspective. Talking is cathartic, it makes you feel better, and leads to new solutions.

How I used it:

I used this article to explain how if somebody is experiencing mental illness, they are already experiencing a great deal of negative emotion. By keeping those feelings inside, those emotions continue to get stronger and create more stress. This article provides evidence supporting that using communication is beneficial for those experiencing mental illness.

Source 7

Landau, E. (2013, August 23). When patients have ‘music emergencies’. Retrieved March 08, 2021, from


This article speaks about Brian Jantz who is a music therapist. Jantz uses music therapy in intensive care units for children. This idea is to use music to help patients.

How I used it:

I didn’t directly use this article in my writing but it allowed me to understand music therapy and how it has a direct impact on one’s mental health. Music has drastically improved the patients’ mood and gives me a better idea of how music also helps musicians with their issues.

Source 8

Mental illness and CREATIVITY: Singer songwriter Meg Hutchinson on bipolar disorder and medications. (2019, August 12). Retrieved March 06, 2021, from


This is an interview with Meg Hutchinson and her experience with mental illness along with how it affects her music. 

How I used it:

This interview allowed me to get a look inside of Hutchinson’s mind and how her music was affected by her mental illness. I used this article as an example to prove how music does reflect one’s personal emotions. Thereby proving my hypothesis.

Source 9

Raypole, C. (2020, February 17). Why should i go to therapy? 8 signs it’s time to see a therapist.

 Retrieved April 03, 2021, from,it%2C%20and%20how%20to%20cope.


This article explains what therapy is, the processes of therapy, and the benefits of going to therapy. It also discusses reasons that one may need to go to therapy.

How I used it:

I used this article to explain that by using communication and speaking to a therapist, you are putting yourself on the right track for self improvement. When analyzing mental illness, it is understood that talking about your issues and seeking help is essential. Therapy is an excellent option, and I express that in my writing. 

Source 10

What is mental health? (n.d.). Retrieved April 03, 2021, from


This article explains what mental health is, early warning signs, and mental health and wellness.  Provides an abundance of information that people should know about mental illness and maintaining good mental wellbeing.

How I used it:

I use this article in the beginning of my paper to allow the readers an understanding of what mental health is and how having good mental health will enable you to perform well in day-to-day life. I then use this information when discussing the interview I conducted with another student about how mental illness affects one’s academics, sleep, and bodily health.

Source 11

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This article consists of a list of songs by artists about depression. This article contained the songwriter, songs, song descriptions, and song lyrics. 

How I used it:

I used this article as a starting point for my research. I looked through the list and did research on each of the artists. When doing this research, I looked to see if the artists suffered from mental illness. By doing so, I was able to understand the artist’s lyrics more from an understanding of their personal issues. This further proved my hypothesis.

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1 Response to Bibliography-RowanRat

  1. davidbdale says:

    RowanRat, your Bibliography is graded holistically along with the rest of the Research components of your Portfolio and, as such, doesn’t get an independent grade of its own. Neither does your Reflective Statement. They will contribute to your Portfolio grade, but they’re almost never revised and don’t usually receive feedback.

    Put this into Feedback Please if you want some pointers on how to make your Bib better. I will tell you here in just a few words that those explanations of Content and How You Used the sources are pretty thin. I wouldn’t count on this piece to break a tie in your favor.


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