Performing Artists’ Mental Health – Webinar 9 – Depression

Depression can be a transitory state provoked by unsettling situations; however, if it persists and compromises functioning and wellbeing, then it is considered a medical illness and requires professional treatment. A major life event might tip balance and push some individuals into clinical depression. This webinar outlines symptoms of depression and offers suggestions on how to manage it.

North American Suicide Hotline – 800-273-8255

Websites for International Suicide Hotlines

Mental Websites (with hot lines):

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Performing Artists’ Mental Health and COVID-19 Webinar Series, under auspices of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, offers free weekly webinars on mental health for performing artists, and the multidisciplinary professionals who work in performance science, medicine, education and psychology. In these extraordinary times, extraordinary and creative measures are needed to help performing artists and all of us cope with the disruption and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar series, experts in mental health, and performance health and well-being provide insights, practical tips and sage advice for those helping performers and for performing artists themselves. Our mission is to help people help themselves and others. We have years of professional training and we acknowledge that mental health will be affected by the difficult times we are in and that we will face through this pandemic. There are simply not enough mental health workers to go around, and so, we believe that helping individuals help themselves is the way forward at this time. Therefore, we offer our years of experience in these webinars for you to use and share as you like. We sincerely hope that you find something useful to help you cope and move into a resilient mode of being. We share this with our deepest respect for your talents, passion, artistry, challenges and unyielding ability to rise, flourish and thrive again.

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For inquiries on this webinar, please email us at [email protected] and we will have one of the panelists respond. Please do not provide any personal health history in this initial inquiry, as this will be directed to an administrator at IADMS. If you require personal mental health or medical advice, please reach out to your mental health care provider, physician, or contact a crisis hotline. Should you need immediate assistance please contact your local emergency response number.

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