Sinead O’Connor records song to promote depression awareness
Sinead O’Connor has been busy and in addition to running a household and getting her kids back to school, she has confirmed several notable appearances and recordings to create awareness for those struggling withdepression. On August 30, 2012, O’Connor confirmed on her official Twitter account that she finished recording two songs for a special holiday album for Aware.
O’Connor tweeted, “Massive fun yesterday at RTE recording 2 songs for John Murray show Christmas Album for Aware. Massive kudos to RTE for the vibe.. U rock .”
Aware describes itself as a voluntary organization that seeks to create public awareness as well as personal support for those dealing with issues such as depression, bipolar, or anxiety-related disorders. The Irish based organization utilizes a variety of methods for providing help to those dealing with depression and other mood disorders, including using social media networks for online support groups.
O’Connor has made past personal pleas to those struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide to reach out for help. The Grammy award-winning singer has made the offer for those feeling overcome by life’s pressures, weights, and struggles to reach out to her personally. It is clear that O’Connor cares greatly about the well-being of others and uses her voice to help remove the stigma many associate with depression and other mood disorders.
Speaking about the songs she performed, O’Connor explained that she was meant to record one song but performed two. She stated she worked with Danny O’Reilly from the Irish rock, indie band “The Coronas.” The songs recorded include the Christmas carol “Once in Royal David’s City” and “When a Child is Born.” The album will be released in November and the proceeds will go to Aware.