To shine a light-weight on the significance of psychological well being among the many music neighborhood, MusiCares®, the main music charity, is asserting a month-long line up of occasions to encourage musicians and people within the trade to prioritize their psychological well being. Because the trade enters a brand new stage of the pandemic and extra folks grow to be vaccinated, MusiCares is popping its focus to the longer term, prioritizing self-care and therapeutic after a tough 12 months.
Whereas psychological well being points existed within the trade lengthy earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, and can endure past it, MusiCares witnessed first-hand how critically the pandemic affected music professionals. The inaugural MusiCares’ Wellness in Music Survey revealed that 26 % of respondents had been experiencing reasonable to extreme despair and 53 % of respondents indicated they had been unable to obtain counseling as a result of they couldn’t afford it.
“The previous 12 months has been emotionally taxing on all of us, and notably for the music neighborhood who skilled a disaster of id as stay music was shut down and plenty of different initiatives halted,” stated Laura Segura, Government Director of MusiCares. “As we start to transition previous the pandemic, MusiCares is dedicated to psychological well being within the music trade and serving to music professionals get again to doing what they love.”
In the course of the month of Might, MusiCares will maintain quite a lot of talks, panels and workshops that may discover the nuances of psychological well being amongst musicians and inside the trade. These occasions will characteristic specialists, skilled physicians, and musicians and actors like Phoebe Bridgers and Alex Wolff who will share their very own tales and experiences. MusiCares can be a proud founding member of MTV Leisure Group’s Psychological Well being Motion Day, scheduled for Might 20. A full line-up of occasions might be discovered here and are free to attend. Occasions embrace:
- Might 8: The Cat and The Moon Psychological Well being Screening and Q&A
- Might 14: You Are Not Alone: Psychological Well being Advocacy Throughout Cultures
- Might 20: Psychological Well being Motion Day with MTV Leisure Group
- Might 20: Science Backed Respiration for Concord in Physique and Thoughts
- Might 24: Psychological Well being Consciousness Workshop with the Black Music Collective, Artistic Vibes and Silence the Disgrace
- Might 27: GRAMMY Profession Day Psychological Well being Panel at Booker T. Washington Excessive Faculty – Recording Academy TX Chapter
- Might 27: Psychological Well being & Music with Phoebe Bridgers (Fb Premiere In Partnership With GRAMMY U)
Might’s lineup of occasions will assist MusiCares’ larger psychological well being programming deliberate for the rest of the 12 months, together with the launch of latest digital assist teams in partnership with ASCAP centered on psychological and emotional well being amongst ladies, LGBTQ+ and Black music communities.
“Our programming gives trustworthy dialogue and training for the music neighborhood to debate what they’re experiencing with professionals and friends to allow them to really feel much less alone and extra linked to others,” stated Debbie Carroll, Vice President of Well being & Human Companies at MusiCares. “We’re so grateful that all through the pandemic, we’ve been capable of proceed the necessary work of our assist teams nearly and are prioritizing including extra based mostly on the wants of our neighborhood.”
MusiCares helps the people behind music as a result of music provides a lot to the world. Providing preventive, emergency, and restoration applications, MusiCares is a security internet supporting the well being and welfare of the music neighborhood. Based by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based mostly 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music folks by means of direct monetary grant applications, networks of assist sources, and tailor-made disaster aid efforts. For extra data go to www.musicares.org.