Should we really use music as a coping mechanism?

A new study examines different genres' effect on one's mental state

We’ve all been there before, whether recovering from a broken heart or the devastating loss of our favorite team, we’ve turned to music as a coping mechanism. But should we?

In this exclusive Q&A, Rock it Out! Blog host Sami Jarroush chats with Dr. Suvi Saarikallio from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland to discuss her recent study examining music’s effect on one’s mental health. Saarikallio discusses why she and her colleague, Dr. Emily Carlson, embarked on the study and subsequent findings.

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