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Indie Days16.08.2018 Autor_in: Verena Blättermann

Vortrag: Improving an Artist's Mental Health

Donnerstag, 20.09.2018, 14:30 – 15:00 Uhr, VUT Indie House @ sanktpaulibar

Language: English

In 2016, the university of Westminster and Help Musicians UK published a study that proved that over 70% of the musicians asked have suffered from panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety. With more and more artists coming forward to share their struggles and some even losing their battle to suicide, it’s about time to admit that we have a problem. How can we turn these numbers around? How can we improve an artist’s mental health? What can we do from our side to make sure that the artist we’re working with is healthy and thriving?

Speaker:

Sarah Anna Psalti-Helbig, Mental Health Advocate / DOMUS Advisory Board Member, GER

Photo: George Geranios

Sarah Anna Psalti-Helbig is a Berlin based artist creating under the name Sarah P. Her professional career started in 2010 with the Athenian dream pop duo Keep Shelly in Athens. In 2014, Sarah left the band to pursue a solo career. She founded EraseRestart - the label through which she releases her own music, as well as a monthly online zine about mental health. Sarah P. is mental health advocate and an activist for the artists’ rights, as well as for equality, education and freedom of expression. Since 2016, she’s been serving as an Advisory Board Member of DOMUS - the German lobby organisation for the artists’ rights, founding member of the International Artists Organisation.

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