For many, gaining, success and notoriety in the music industry is the ultimate dream. The glamour, fame and fortune can look very appealing to an onlooker but this life of excess and extremes can come at the ultimate price. The price for many is the deterioration of their mental health. Often perpetuated by substance abuse, leading onto addiction and in some cases, death.
In 2016 Help Musicians UK (HMUK) conducted the largest known study of musicians working conditions called ‘Can Music Make You Sick? According to the study, a staggering 71.1% of musicians have experienced panic attacks or high levels of anxiety and 68.5% have experienced symptoms of depression. In short, musicians could be up to three times more likely to suffer from depression compared to the general public.
Over the years it has been reported that the pressures of the music industry could have been a contributory factor in many high profile tragic deaths within the music industry including: – Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchinson, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Prince, George Michael, and Chester Bennington. Whether it resulted in suicide, an overdose of pharmaceuticals or alcohol and drug abuse, the catalysts remain the same.
There is still a lot of stigma around mental health in society but it can be even harder for people in the public eye to admit their insecurities, wanting to appear at the top of their game to protect their reputation. In light of another high profile tragic death last month more people in the electronic music scene are speaking out about the pressures that DJ’s face. Raising more awareness and support within the industry as a whole is a step in the right direction for mental health.
At Ibiza Calm, we have a lot of experience of clients from the music industry and know only too well the struggles and conflict that comes with that kind of pressure.
Our Clinical Manager has over 15 years of experience touring with many bands and artists around the world and is highly skilled with risk assessment and supporting artists on tour and at clubs. If an artist is on tour they can still attend the treatment centre. Part of our service is to offer assistance on tour and at gigs, so artists do not have to deal completely on their own with the pressures and temptations once they are back in that environment. We will provide the necessary support.
Please contact Ibiza Calm today with complete discretion, our consultants are ready to help you. Change is absolutely possible.
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