Today is World Mental Health Day.
Growing up with loved ones who suffered from mental illness and being affected by this, Joni Mitchell's music and lyrics were sanctuary and a kind of therapy to me, not unlike every other young teenaged girl growing up in the sixties. She helped me grow up, understand myself, and gave me comfort, in feeling like I was not alone in my mental angst and despair. I always knew in my heart, that she had experienced similar feelings in one way or another.
Today the site Brain Pickings has a post written by Maria Popova entitled, Joni Mitchell On Therapy and The Creative Mind, and about Joni Mitchell's new book, Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words.