David Nail Reveals Long Battle With Depression
It’s been said for decades that music can help with healing. Sometimes though it goes beyond that by having someone stand up and admit something that can help in more ways then a simple tune.
David Nail has plenty to be happy about these days, but that hasn’t always been the case. During his recent No. 1 celebration of his smash hit “Whatever She’s Got” in Nashville, the singer details his life-long struggle with depression and the turning point to finally seek help.
“I remember walking away and being so blessed to have been at this party, and all these nice things being said,” Nail recalls of a pre-ACM Awards event with Chris Young a few years back. “I just should have been on top of the world, but for whatever reason, I couldn’t physically get there. Or mentally get there either.”
It wasn’t until after his single “Let It Rain” topped the singles chart that Nail realized things needed to change before they got any worse. “I’ve been going to counseling for a couple years now and take a lot of really expensive medicines and made a lot of changes in my personal life,” he also said “I’ve learned to not take life so serious and to kind of enjoy it. I’ve had a lot of help in doing that.”
According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics about one in four adults — suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. This figure translates to almost 57.7 million people.
It takes tremendous courage to step up and admit there’s a problem, no less in front of media and peers, but David Nail seems to be well on his way to recovery. In doing this he’s not only helped himself but helped countless others who may follow his lead. Classy move by a very classy guy.