On a recent episode of Going There with Dr. Mike, Noah Kahan joins Dr. Mike to talk about his talk about his mental health journey, his experience with feelings of anxiety and depression, and more.
A indie folk voice to be reckoned with, Kahan’s star has risen to establish himself as a powerhouse songwriter, festival fave, and even Post Malone collaborator. Open about his thoughts and life in his lyrics, Kahan maintained his natural level of availability when recently discussing his mental health journey.
Talks of his experiences with anxiety and depression, as well as the other feelings and thoughts that come along with them were all on the table with Dr. Mike. Noah also detailed his history with psychiatric medication such as antidepressants, as well as his feelings about other people’s biases.
“For me, what is mostly important, is being able to wake up in the morning and exist in the world in a way that allows you to get out of bed,” Noah explained. “There are baseline needs that a person has, and for me, that’s being able to get out of bed, being able to be social and to experience socializing, and to feel like I can exist. And there have been a lot times in my life that without the kickstart medication gave me, I don’t think I’d be able to do that.”
Listen to Noah and Dr. Mike’s entire conversation in the episode above.
Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.