Korn’s Brian Welch Says He Was In ‘An Emotional Dungeon With Zero Light’

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch has recently opened up about his past struggles with mental health, describing it as being in ‘an emotional dungeon with zero light.’

Welch recently announced his partnership with Atlantic Behavioral Health, a new treatment center that aims to serve individuals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with intensive outpatient treatments. In a statement, the musician said:

“I will never, ever forget the depths of the dark energy that lived upstairs in my mind, many years ago. It was truly like living in an emotional dungeon with zero light, and I couldn’t find the key to get out.”

The Significance Of Atlantic In Welch’s Life

He then talked about the importance of his partnership with Atlantic Behavioral Health:

“Partnering with Atlantic is so personal to me and not just another business to invest in. I know what it feels like to live at the bottom of a dark pit, but I also know if you put in the work, the light will come back on, and Atlantic is going to help so many people find that light switch.”

Reflecting on his transformative journey, Brian shared:

“With the exception of a few bumps in the road, over the last 20 years, I have been the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I believe if I can completely change the trajectory of my mental and emotional health, anyone can! Atlantic can be such a precious tool in helping people to achieve just that.”

Welch’s Experience With Mental Health Care

In an Instagram post for Atlantic Behavioral Health, Welch also reflected on his past experiences with psychiatric care, stating:

“I did go to a psychiatrist [years back when struggling the most], but I felt like he was so smart and so schooled that it wasn’t at my level and someone I could relate to. He had all the book answers, but in the meantime, I didn’t have a group, I didn’t have the community… I wish I’d had a program like Atlantic back then because you have that scholarly wisdom, but also conversations with peers that are going through similar things as you.”

Welch returned to Korn in 2013 after a surprise appearance at the Carolina Rebellion festival in North Carolina in 2012. Over the past 18 years since his conversion to Christianity, the guitarist has been vocal about the impact of faith in changing his lifestyle and restoring his relationship with his daughter.