Some of y'all are overreacting.
No one said that Heavy Metal CAUSES Depression and Suicide.
The dr. said, "...young people at risk of depression are more likely to be listening to music, particularly heavy metal music, in a negative way." That is, the depressive will tend to seek music that confirms and accelerates their depression. New headline: Being Depressed Causes You to Listen to Music in A Negative Way.
And hey, there's nothing depressing about these classics, shit is breezy like a spring morning:
"Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal
And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it's too late"
-Black Sabbath "Paranoid"
"I control your inward rage
You can't suppress your anger
I possess you, I'm your cage
You feel an urge to murder"
-Massacra "Enjoy the Violence"
"Churning sea of Absu
Place of weeping death
Tiamat, dark serpent
Lord of the morbid priests
Enraged with hate for god
The priests of chaos chant
From the book of the worm
They burn the symbols of christ
We spit on the virgin lamb
And mock the words he spoke
His ways not worthy of me
We choose to burn in the pits of hell"
-Morbid Angel "Abominations"
"Christ will rot, suffer in pain.
Nailed unmercifuly, grotesquely hung.
Gasping for air, collapsed lungs.
Stripped of vitality, suffocate..."
-Incantation "Blasphemous Creation"
"Icewinds Tears Drips On My My Unbeloved Soul
Coven Of Black Mist Sing For Me
Ceremonial Hymns Of The Purest Blasphemy
At One With The Earth
Alone With Light In My Eyes
The Ravens Circle Around My Tomb"
-Immortal "Frozen by Icewinds"
So, let's admit that Heavy Metal CAN be RELATED to depression and suicide. That's why the shit is 'heavy'! High quality Metal is not child's play. It's a treacherous path not to be traversed by the faint of heart, the impressionable, the easily-confused, or people prone to depression and anxiety. Those folks will miss the whole point, the Romantic/heroic/powerful/Realist shit.
Plus, the study probably blasted the poor fuckers with Slipknot, KoRn, Lamb of God, deathcore, and DSBM. THAT's depressing!