The launch of a new mental health hotline offering support for those in the music industry has officially launched with 24/7 service. This Service was created by a great charity Help Musicians UK after a recent study showed that musicians were three times more likely to suffer from depression compared to the general public. The research was spearheaded by Sally Gross and Dr.George Musgrave of the University of Westminster. It was the world’s largest study which had 2,200 musicians surveyed. The largest groups of participants are self identified as musicians. The Study also accounted for other music-biz roles, including management, label or music publishing, audio production and crew.
(For more info check the Study)
An official statement made on their official website states: “With 96 years of experience, Help UK understands the complexity of working in music and recognizes the need of support to reflect the nature and unique challenges those in the industry can face”.
“If you want someone to talk to, or even explore avenues for help ongoing support, get in touch, anytime. We’re here to help”
For anyone in need to talk to someone the hotline number is 0808 802 8008 and it operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We do understand this is a service currently exclusive in the UK, but there are several hotlines here in the United States that can help you out if you ever need to talk to someone.
Check the list down below and see what best helps you.
Remember you are not alone, there is always someone to talk to.
L.A. Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line……..800-854-7771
Suicide Prevention Center (24 Hours)…….213-381-5111
Suicide Prevention Crisis Center…….310-391-1253 (24 Hours)
Rape Treatment Center (24 Hours)……….310-319-4000
Alcoholics Anonymous (24 Hours)……….213-936-4343
Narcotics Anonymous (24 Hours)……….909-622-4274
California Youth Crisis Line……….800-843-5200