K-pop artists are put under a lot of pressure as they build their careers and connect with the public. Up until a couple of years ago, discussing mental health openly was considered taboo, but that never stopped idols from addressing it in their music time and time again.

October 10 represents World Mental Health Day and is an opportunity to remind one another about the importance of mental health and its impact on one’s overall well-being. In this light, here is a selection of K-pop songs that advocate mental health.

1. B.A.P – “Wake Me Up”

This masterpiece by B.A.P portrays mental health ever so vividly. While the music video visualizes some of the most common mental health issues such as body image, depression, and anxiety, the lyrics send a powerful message of hope to put these struggles to rest.