Lzzy Hale, the co-founder and frontwoman of the Pennsylvania-based band Halestorm, has revealed her battle with mental health issues while talking about the beauty of rock music and its impacts upon her life.

During her recent conversation on ‘Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike’ podcast, the Grammy-winning musician, Lzzy Hale, has opened up about how she managed to protect her sanity in such a chaotic period by referring to the importance of music for her identity.

Lzzy explained that rock music has always stood up for the downtrodden, for the freaks, the people that don’t necessarily have a place at the cool kids’ table. In this way, she learned to be proud of her so-called flaws, she said.

Hale also unveiled that she has been going to therapy for about a year and a half. Describing the thing she’s done for herself as the most amazing act of self-love, Lzzy said, now, she has so many more tools in her toolbox to cope with different situations.

Here’s what Lzzy Hale said during the chat:

“The beauty of music, and specifically rock music, is that it has always stood up for the downtrodden, always stood up for the freaks, the people that don’t necessarily have a place at the cool kids’ table.

And what we’ve ultimately cultivated in our band community and all of that, and our career, but also, we didn’t invent this — this is just something that exists and we are very proud of — being proud of your flaws, or your so-called flaws, being proud that you don’t necessarily fit in…

And that’s easier said than done, but the beauty of music is that I’m able to turn these real-life experiences or these stories that I hear from our fans, into something that they can take as theirs.”

She continued:

“I’ve been going to therapy for about a year and a half, for the first time in my life. It started before the pandemic. And it’s been one of the most amazing acts of self-love that I think I’ve done for myself.

Now I have so many more tools in my toolbox to, like, just be, ‘Okay. Something’s going on. All right. I need the hammer. There it is. All right. We’ve got it.’ I digress. But it’s really great to be a part of that thing that is something bigger than yourself.

I feel like through music, that has been a vehicle. At the same time, what I’m discovering just about who I am and the kind of things I wanna get out to the world, even beyond music, I think I’m learning even more about what my own mission statements are and what I want to put out there in the world.”

Check out the rest of the conversation here.