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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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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...

Sam Haft

Sam Haft

The trauma of 2020 is all too familiar to me. The relentless geyser of catastrophic information, the creeping sense of doom, the sheer hopelessness of it all… We are trapped in a society-wide panic attack. And many of you are experiencing the mental symptoms of...

Michael Berg

Michael Berg

Over the years dealing with my own mental health struggles, and/or of those surrounding me in both my personal and professional life, I have contemplated the various ways that we as humans acknowledge and process the severity of the matter. While some respond...

Greyson Chance

Greyson Chance

"Bad To Myself" is truly me at my most vulnerable. I wrote the song with Teddy Geiger last August, which found me in the middle of an exhausting tour schedule; I think I was rounding my 100th show of 2019 around that period. At that time, I was very unhealthy:...