Music Industry

The Music Industry and Addiction/Mental Health Disorders

Over decades, quite a few musicians have publicly struggled with addiction and mental health. Billie Holiday, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato—and those are just the famous people. A 2019 study found that 75% of independent musicians have stress or anxiety related to their music creation.[1] In…

Creativity Therapy

Creativity as Therapy

Expressive therapy—the use of the creative arts in a therapeutic setting—exists for a reason. The arts are an often underexplored way to heal. In one review of six studies, half found a significant decrease in symptoms of trauma after art therapy.[1] One found a significant decrease in symptoms of depression. Being creative can bring you…

Alcohol Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day. The day was created as a collaboration between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the non-profit Screening for Mental Health (SMH). According to the NIAA, National Alcohol Screening Day is intended to “educate people about alcohol…