Wednesday, 23 September 2015

New report points to mental health issues in live industry

Amplify reports that an alarming report by Australian industry group Entertainment Assist paints a stark picture of mental health in the concert and live entertainment community from s asurvey of 2,904 industry workers. According to the report, Aussie concert professionals are three times more likely to seriously consider suicide and twice as likely to attempt suicide as the general public. Severe anxiety is ten times more likely in the entertainment industry than it is in the general population, and depression is five times more likely. Entertainment professionals were twice as likely to binge drink than the general population, four times more likely to smoke pot, nine times more likely to abuse prescription drugs and 12 times more likely to use cocaine.

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The Report:  Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry can be found here

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