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We invite the community to join us in sharing their stories about mental health in the music industry. Mental health looks different for everyone, and care plans are not one-size-fits-all. Let’s all do our part in championing the conversation by normalizing it, and promoting the prioritization of mental health in our shared work place.

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Olivia Castriota

Olivia Castriota

Words written by Olivia Castriota...   Singing to a massive audience at the ripe age of 13 ignited a fire within me that I couldn't ignore. And by massive audience I mean the magazine posters that covered my bedroom walls from floor to ceiling. I imagined their claps...

Brandon Hardesty

Brandon Hardesty

Serotonin Today, Bumpin Uglies have released their brand new single "Serotonin" to raise awareness about mental health. A portion of royalties from "Serotonin" will be donated to Backline. To support the release, and encourage fans to take care of themselves, Bumpin...

Nick Vann

Nick Vann

Words written by Nick Vann... I’m feeling a little resistance even beginning to writing this, I don’t quite know where to start, or what I might have to say about mental health. Over the past few years I’ve started to get over the resistance of telling friends I’ve...

Michael LoBue

Michael LoBue

Words written by Michael LoBue... So I’m on my very first bus & truck tour… as time goes by, all of us crew are getting to know each other and then I start to notice, most all of us have something in common… in one way or another, most of us are “running from...

Andy Frasco

Andy Frasco

Dear Friends, When you think of a musician’s life and mind state, what do you think? Constant laughs in between solos, drugs, orgies, tour buses and rock n roll? Thinking “that person is living the dream, being exactly who they always wanted to be, no worries in the...

Monet Weir

Monet Weir

The crossover between mental health and the music industry is something that often goes unnoticed unless it is of value to the news and media industry. Growing up in the music industry is an exciting way to see life, but also a very dark way to see life. The exciting...

Deren Ney

Deren Ney

“No Plan B.” That was the mantra for my band. Every time we weren't sure if we should play it safe or double down, the conclusion was the same: Let’s go for it. Because whatever happened, we'd never break up. There was no Plan B. That mantra got us through the years...

Jesse Palter

Jesse Palter

  How The Music Industry’s Mental Health Crisis Has Affected Me Suicide runs in my family. On both sides. The day I signed my record deal, my aunt took her own life by drowning herself in the Hudson River. A few months after that, my uncle took his life. In a matter...

LeAnne Devol

LeAnne Devol

  I have been partners with a musician for over a decade now. We started our relationship as long distance, and eventually my husband’s music career allowed for more location flexibility, which then meant togetherness for us. “I don’t know how you do it, LeAnne” is...

William Tyler

William Tyler

I can’t recall if it’s a John Prine quote or something my Dad said, but a bit of sage advice is: “If you think getting into the music business is hard, try getting out of it.” Something I do know my Dad has said repeatedly to me over the years though is: “Often the...