Preston man using music to raise mental health awareness
Jun, 22 2021
They often say that music has the power to heal. If you have a real interest in this area and you suffer from a mental health issue you will be surprised just what you can do with your life and how music can improve not just your confidence but your overall outlook and prospects in life.
21 year old Preston man Aaron David Whittle has borderline personality disorder. He grew up in the Callon estate and he’d been around the pub scene all his life. Sadly his parents split up and Aaron moved to Lancaster where he was immersed in gang culture.
Then, his life changed. He came back to Preston and studied a course on performing arts at the local college. This encouraged him to create a video of him singing on a bus in 2018. The video was posted on Facebook, it went viral and has since gained over one million views.
Aaron is proud to say he now posts regularly to social media platforms including TikTok, where he has up to 55,000 followers and over 563,000 total likes.
In 2021 we see a very different young man from his teenage self. He is recognised in the street, uploads videos for Tik-Tok full time, sings in the local pubs and has great ambitions for the future.
“I want to inspire the world. I want to change the way I was brought up and the way things are for kids nowadays. I want to show people that there is a possibility to find who you are. There is more to life than partying, nicking cars, even using weapons. It’s about following your dreams”.
TikTok has become a phenomenal game changer in Aaron’s life and his real pursuit is to make people smile and he admits there is still a lot he wants to achieve but he will do it.
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^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger