The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

Op-Ed

Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalisation this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.
El Hunt
7.26.18
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Music Facilities in Mental Health Clinics Could Be a Game Changer

We spoke to FEARS about the track she recorded in hospital last year, and why music rooms could be integral to some patient’s recovery.
Daisy Jones
5.18.18
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Loyle Carner: "People Are Caught Up in Certain Ideas of Masculinity"

The London rapper speaks to us about why he's taken part in an important new male mental health awareness project.
Tom Ward
3.9.18
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How Motion City Soundtrack’s ‘Even If It Kills Me’ Got Me Through My Teens

Despite their nerdy, playful exterior, the band talked about the inner workings of OCD, addiction and commitment to recovery in ways I desperately needed to hear.
Marianne Eloise
5.11.17
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How to Approach Mental Health as a Band or Artist Manager

Ellie Giles, who manages Bill Ryder-Jones, on what you should do to look after yourself – and in turn, your clients.
Ellie Giles
5.10.17
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Bookmark This Page If You Need a UK Helpline for Mental Health in Music

How charity Music Support sorted a 24/7 switchboard for people in the industry living with mental health and addiction issues.
Rachel Finn
5.9.17
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How Being a Music Journalist Made Me Wind Up in a Psychiatric Hospital

I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.
Jeremy Allen
7.26.16
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

ADHD Isn’t My Disorder, It’s More Like My Superpower

ADHD is so often shrouded in negativity, but by utilising it in the right way, British rapper Loyle Carner says it can be turned into an advantage.
Ryan Bassil
5.20.16
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How Can the Music Industry Fix Its Mental Health Problem?

We put Olly Alexander from Years & Years and the chairman of the leading British music charity on the phone together and got them to thrash it out.
Daisy Jones
5.20.16
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As a Young Black Man, Rap Helped Me Deal with Depression When I Was Afraid to Seek Help

Too many black men feel unable to speak about mental health. But by talking about his own, Isaiah Rashad's music helped me understand there’s no template to being who I am.
Jesse Bernard
5.19.16
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Lost and Unwanted: How a Disastrous Record Deal Can Fuck with Your Mental Health

Like so many musicians, Willis Earl Beal and Clare Maguire both signed life-changing recording contracts, but neither were prepared for quite how life-changing they would be.
Nick Levine
5.19.16
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How Mainstream Emo Made Us Talk About Mental Health

Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.
Emma Garland
5.18.16
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