Originally Posted by: gustavowoltmannguitarist
We see playing guitar as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind. Guitar-playing is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.
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Here's a great article from Fender: Click >>
A key statement in the article; "Playing an instrument has a meditative aspect that can release positive hormones in the brain and can reduce the stress hormone Cortisol, increase productivity, and create social bonding to combat loneliness in the digital age...Playing music with other people produces the chemical oxytocin, a binding chemical that promotes trust and social bonding and makes you feel better."
There are official studies regarding the mental health benefits of learning an instrument but it is the forgotten part of what is really valuble about music; it's affect on our feeling. It helps us through anger or sadness or makes us happy. Add to that refocusing on something creative has vast benefits on anxieties.