LIZA ANNE AND FINE BUT DYING

Liza Anne, a musician based in Nashville, recently released her third album, Fine But Dying, that speaks about her personal mental health experience, something that she has not written about before. While reading her interview with Seth Johnson on Nuvo, I found two points particularly interesting and worth discussing on this platform.   I first... Continue Reading →

SELF AWARENESS

Adult life can be really f*cking hard sometimes. Between family, jobs, bills, and sleep, it can be hard to take a breath and reorganize yourself. Recently, I’ve found that I’m having a difficult time keeping up with my schedule and keeping my responsibilities in check due to the stress from school, work, apartment hunting and... Continue Reading →

FALLING FROM FAME

So, Iggy Azalea?   It’s been a long time since I have heard her name pop up in music industry conversations and I didn’t expect to see recent articles discussing her experiences with her mental health over the past several years. However, Billboard recently did an interview with her to discuss her struggles over the... Continue Reading →

MUSIC MINDS MATTER

Music Minds Matter is a new campaign that started in July of 2017 by Help Musicians UK with the intention of being a support line for musicians and others that work in the music industry. I have mentioned Help Musicians UK in a previous post. They are a charity that supports musicians going through crisis... Continue Reading →

CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY: SOCIETAL

When anyone speaks of making changes to the touring industry to create safer environments for artist’s mental health, there are two types of changes that they hope to make. The first is societal change, or changing the way that we discuss our mental health with each other on a day to day basis. The second... Continue Reading →

THERAPY: THE BASICS

If you have never been to therapy before or if you’ve had a bad first experience with it, therapy can be intimidating and even scary. Because of stigmas, it can be difficult to accept that you are struggling and in need of help, but, once you do, it can be even difficult to figure out... Continue Reading →

ARTIST’S EYE: DAN LAMBTON

My social media is how I keep track of things that matter to me. With music being a major part of my life, many of the accounts that I follow are music industry related, whether they be artist accounts or press outlets. In viewing these, a few people have caught my eye because of their... Continue Reading →

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

In my last post, I briefly mentioned how training managers in Mental Health First Aid would be a step towards creating safer environments for artists.  I realize that many people may not be familiar with Mental Health First Aid, so I will take today to briefly explain the purpose of the program and how it... Continue Reading →

PROFESSORS REACT

I have not mentioned it on here yet, but this blog is my senior project. Here I will combine my own passions with the knowledge that I have gained over the past four years of college to produce a project that encompasses my experience as a student in my major. While I brainstormed ideas, solidified... Continue Reading →

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