Addiction, exhaustion and other mental health problems are taking a toll on musicians

Information Morning - Moncton

The East Coast Music Association is recommending changes to support mental health in the music industry. This after a Mental Health Survey of 50 musicians, volunteers and other professionals in the East Coast music industry between May and August last year. The survey suggests that an environment of touring, late nights, readily available alcohol (and other substances) and financial instability requires a specific set of supports for people involved in the industry. Alex Madsen is a musician in the band "The Divorcees". He spoke with CBC reporter Tori Weldon.

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