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Resources:

Organizations:

  • SIMS Foundation - Mental health and substance use recovery for musicians, music industry, and their families
  • Music Support - A registered charity founded and run by people from the UK music industry, for individuals in any area of the UK music industry suffering from mental, emotional and behavioural health disorders
  • Music Minds Matter - A dedicated service for anyone in the industry that needs additional support navigating the complex music industry
  • MusiCares - A safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need
  • Backline - Connecting music industry professionals and their families to a trusted network of mental health and wellness providers
  • Sweet Relief - Provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems
  • HAAM - Provide access to affordable healthcare for Austin's (Texas) low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness
  • Light Hope Life, Tour Support - A division of LifeHopeLife Inc., they support the mental health and wellness of those creating and executing music tours
  • ASCAP Wellness Program - Designed especially for our music creator members, intended to help nourish your body, mind and spirit so you can be your creative best
  • AFEM Mental Health Guide - The guide aims to educate, provide practical support, and further de-stigmatise the subject of mental health
  • Send Me A Friend - A national network of “sober friends” that are on call to come to a show and offer a helping hand and source of support for struggling music industry professionals
  • Psychology Today - Find a mental health professional in your area
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
    • Call the NAMI helpline: 800-950-NAMI or email them at info@nami.org
    • To find help in a crisis: Text NAMI to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Line
  • Checkpoint - Find a mental health professional in your area, by country or territory
  • World Health Organization, Mental Health - The WHO work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large includes the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders
  • Help Musicians - An independent UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement.

Coping Technique Resources:

  • ADAA Online Support Group - An anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group is a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences
  • Anxiety and Phobias - Better understand the various anxiety and phobia disorders
  • Online Anxiety Support Groups - The seven best online anxiety support groups of 2020
  • Music Industry Therapists - A guide to anxiety relief and self isolation
  • BLS Relaxation Technique Video:
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation Video:

In this panel, we'll:

  • Discuss the music industry’s current landscape in relation to mental health concerns
  • Define and explain the effects of common mental health issues including stress, anxiety, and depression, with the help of a mental health professional
  • Learn first-hand experiences from the creator, mental health professional, and industry professional perspectives
  • Share tips for coping and resources available for creators

Hosted by:

Chantelle St.Clair | Marketing Communications Manager & Applied Psychology Graduate

Mandy Morris | Licensed Mental Health Professional Counselor

ADELA | Songtrust Client & Independent Songwriter

Tom Middleton | AFEM Health Co-Chair, Pioneering Electronic Artist/DJ, and Sleep & Well-being Specialist