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How Music And Faith Helped Hip Hop Artist Chris Kinney Fight Depression




According to over 300 million people are currently battling depression. It’s also the world’s leading cause of disability and ranks. In 2017, suicide was marked as the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,000 people. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54. The scary part? The numbers only keep growing.

One of the key components in the fight against depression has been public figures being open and honest about their own struggles with the disability. One of the more recent public figures to do so is rising hip hop artist Chris Kinney. The young artist from Nashville, Tennessee was inspired to make music at a young age after messing around in his friend’s studio. A defining moment that would take him on an unexpected journey.

Chris Kinney’s fight with depression started from an early age and continued for much of his teenage years. He always used music as an outlet to express what he was feeling in hopes that he could help other people deal with some of the same things he was going through. He uses his struggle with depression to inspire others through his songs. When we asked him about using his music as an outlet to reach others he said “I want people to not only hear my music and be inspired, but to dig deeper and know my story, and what I stand for. Hopefully I can plant seeds in everyone I come across!”

With a follower count of over 50 thousand on Instagram alone, Chris has been using his platform to express his faith and his story. When we asked Chris how he overcame depression he pointed to his faith as being a vital contributing factor. He said, “I understand life will not be perfect but I have truly overcome my darkest of days. When I found God, my life changed.”

With the ever growing user base of social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok, influencers like Chris Kinney will be vital for the youth going forward. In a genre where so many artists push things like sex, pills, drugs, and alcohol, it’s refreshing to see an artist spreading some light.

Listen to Chris Kinney’s Music Here:

With experience as a full-time environmentalist and part time journalist, Lisa heads the post of editor at California Herald. She covers all the significant proceedings in the world of Environment while editing all the news pieces posted over the website to ensure everything aligns with the journalistic format.

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