SUPPORT GROUPS

If you are searching for help, a type of resource that you may look into are support groups. These are especially common resources for those going through a serious illness or recovering from addiction. Whatever experience you happen to be going through, there is probably a support group for that topic. Support groups can be... Continue Reading →

GRIEF

No one is prepared for loss. You can experience it a thousand times and still the grief that follows with always feel new. Every loss demands its own grieving process, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a friend, a pet or an idol. However, one commonality amongst all grieving processes is the... Continue Reading →

WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER

This past Friday, Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbits lost his life after a long battle with mental illness. He frequently spoke about his struggles, both within his music and outside of it. His death is a reminder that we can all be affected by mental illness and, even as we face it head on, we... Continue Reading →

CRISIS TEXT LINE

It can be difficult to reach out for help when we are experiencing a crisis, and speaking directly to someone or calling a resource can create another form of stress on top of the current situation. However, texting and messaging platforms have opened a new way for people to reach out for help. People are... Continue Reading →

POST PERFORMANCE DEPRESSION

Post Performance Depression is mostly discussed within the world of classical musicians and research on this phenomenon is lacking. However, there is a recognized set of changes that occur within performers due to the intense contrast in chemicals released during a performance and during post-performance. Due to the increase in mental health discussions within the... Continue Reading →

SIP OF HOPE

Many organizations around the United States are honoring Mental Health Awareness Month by holding new events and campaigns to increase mental health awareness and education. One of these organizations, Hope For The Day, is also taking this month to open Sip of Hope, the first coffee shop where 100% of the proceeds support preventative suicide... Continue Reading →

ARTIST’S EYE: NECK DEEP

In the last Artist’s Eye post, I discussed Dan Lambton’s experience with mental illness, how it has affected touring with his band, Real Friends, and his social media presence in regards to his mental health. This week I’d like to discuss a band called Neck Deep, who have tied themselves closely to mental health awareness.... Continue Reading →

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-8255 Even if you don’t know exactly what this number is for, you probably recognize this number from a single that was release nearly a year ago by Logic. In April of 2017, Logic released 1-800-273-8255 featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid to bring attention and awareness to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, whose number is the... Continue Reading →

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