Mental Wellness Meetup is Officially Funded!
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
we’re officially funded
THANKS TO THE DENVER MUSIC ADVANCEMENT FUND!
Check out the official announcement here and join us in celebrating our amazing community!
Hi friend. If you're reading this, we appreciate you.
Mental wellness is an important topic for us. So many of us battle with mental wellness and we should be talking about it instead of trying to pretend it's not happening.
In February 2018, we started Mental Wellness Monday (now Mental Wellness Meetup) for our local music community. Check out our write up in 303 Magazine here.
Why is this important?
Let's break it down for our music friends. A Help Musicians UK report based on a commissioned University of Westminster study results revealed that those working in music may be up to three times more likely to experience depression, compared to the general public:
69% of all respondents reported they had experienced depression
71% said they had experienced panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety
Curious why? Here are their headline findings:
Ok, so now what? There's lot we can do. We can start with being kind to each other, and ourselves. We're all doing the best we can. Be gentle with yourself.
Our funding from the Denver Music Advancement Fund will allow us to get Spencer trained as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. We will then host quarterly Mental Health First Aid sessions and provide the handbook for no fee. (Mental Health First Aid is a national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use.)
We’ll also be creating a website that can become a hub and resource. Sign up for Mental Wellness Meetup email updates and reminders here or text WELLNESS to 50555.*
Tips & Tricks for Now:
At any time, you can take a handful of deep breathes to ground yourself. Your breath is always with you.
This is a friendly reminder that everyone is dealing with their own sh*t.
You are loved.
Thank you for being you.
Tell us in the comments: How are you? Really?