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“Everyday is a constant battle with myself”: Jimmie Allen shares song about mental health

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Jimmie Allen is getting honest through song about his struggle with mental health. 

The singer shared a black and white video of himself on Instagram performing an acoustic rendition of an untitled song that takes listeners inside his head. In the lyrics, Jimmie admits to smiling for cameras, saying he's okay when he's actually not, and admits to "barely holding on," fighting an internal battle that no one else sees.

"Truth is that I'm always on the edge/Trying to find the point of living/I'm barely hanging on/And no one can see that I'm constantly fighting with me," he sings.    

“Wrote this song about how I feel a lot of the time. Mental illness is something I have struggled with my entire life. Everyday is a constant battle with myself," Jimmie expresses in the video's caption. "To everyone struggling remember you’re not alone and it’s ok to say you’re not ok." 

Fans flooded the comments section with encouraging words, with one writing, "That’s courageous! Thank you for sharing," while another praises, "this is so powerful." 

In 2020, the singer opened up about how he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 13 and also struggles with has anxiety.

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