Suicide among musicians and creatives is a growing issue. The stress of the industry, the lack of a support system and other factors add to the problem.Gina Gillis is the Southern Arizona Ambassador for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This interview talks about how to get involved and where to seek solutions to mental health issues. We also talk about the events Gina is organizing and her love for punk music!
As someone who has been thru the paralyzing effects of depression caused by overwork, bad habits and emotional stress, Ricardo can speak to what to look for, who to seek help from and how to change your mindset and environment. It is a very personal issue for him. After seeing so many musicians and entertainers take their lives or have their careers stolen because of anxiety and depression, Ricardo is determined to give musicians the resources they need to control these symptoms.
Musicians and creatives are three times as likely to deal with stress anxiety and depression than are non-musicians. We put so much into our passion and have the pressure of the industry and society that adds to the level of stress in our careers. Paige has worked with creatives as well as military Special Forces and first responders who deal with trauma daily. Her techniques are perfect for those of us who think outside the box.