The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) has launched a mental health guide for people working in the electronic music industry. Put together in honor of World Mental Health Day, which takes place tomorrow October 10, the document offers some advice and avenues to get help when mental health problems strike.
The guide offers an outline to many different forms of mental illness ranging from anxiety to depression. There are some ways to help yourself out of this hole and then helping others you may see depressed. Substance abuse and dependency is covered, as well as more reading on how to further your knowledge on this pressing issue for the music business. Many people (like me) don’t get scheduled days off, benefits, paid leave and no HR support. It is important to look out for each other and know when someone, including yourself, needs professional help.