A DISCUSSION ABOUT MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
The MDP aim create a set of training packages specific to the music industries any the people who work with in them. There has been a significant increase in suicide rates in the UK with males making up to three quarters of those who die by suicide. Tentative research suggests that males who work in creative industries struggle with low mood and fleeting thoughts of self harm. This has seen suicide increase by 20% in those industries.
To talk AND listen.
To normalise the feelings of distress and trauma in order to reduce the epidemic of ‘toxic masculinity’
Learn to identify risk factors that may lead to self-harm and suicidal behaviours.
Develop coping mechanisms and keeping safe tips.
Consider how identity affects men/males in this industry.