Mental health and the music industry

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Musicians and music professionals in Atlantic Canada are suffering from mental health and wellness issues at alarming rates, according to a survey conducted by the East Coast Music Association. From living with mental health disorders to being at risk for substance use disorders, the ECMA 2018 Mental Health Survey shows that the region's music industry professionals are reporting markedly higher numbers than the national average. We spoke with the study's author Erin Williams.

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