March 31, 2019 at 2:09 pm #257
One of my cients is a record label.
At lunch one day they told me there had been a mental health survey just of people in the music industry.
The results showed that over 60% of them have or have had some sort of mental health issue.
I think this is a fair bit higher than the national average.
I wondered why this stat is so high.
I don’t personally work directly in the music industry. Neither do I play an instrument or sing (except around the flat singing very badly or even in the street or on the bus after a few bevvies). So I’m interested in hearing from people who do have direct experience in this industry and what they think the factors are effecting mental health.
Is it a pretty tough industry to be in?
March 31, 2019 at 3:35 pm #261
Yes, did they have issues before they entered the industry or after?
A large number of people who have mental illness tend to enter the arts. I can see you’d gain solace from it, but the music industry is pretty rough place to be. We’ve seen the demise of some incredibly talented people due to their mental not physical health.
I cant answer your question, I’m neither talented musically or in the industry.
March 31, 2019 at 4:04 pm #262
It’s a good point Jules. Chicken and egg.
We do turn to the arts in times of trouble don’t we? Music helps me when i listen to it…. and i find dancing to music often helps relieves mental tension and stress levels………
March 31, 2019 at 4:04 pm #263
Better than eating too much.
Pretty healthy stress reliever.
March 31, 2019 at 5:05 pm #264
It’s therapeutic, that’s for sure.
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