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Addressing Mental Health in the Music Industry with Backline

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Hilary Gleason is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Backline, a non-profit that provides free mental health and wellness resources to music industry professionals and their families. In this episode, Hilary breaks down Backline’s positive impact within the industry, and the various programs they offer such as weekly support groups over Zoom as well as therapy through their Case Management Program. Learn more about Backline: http://backline.care

3:55 What is Backline?
6:25 Programs offered by Backline
7:11 Music industry culture
13:23 Other mental health initiatives and programs in the industry
15:04 Touring resources
15:36 Practical advice for artists
20:46 Social media comparison
24:33 Black Mental Health Alliance, Asian and LGBTQ+ communities
32:04 Therapy within Backline’s Case Management Program
36:54 How Backline is funded
39:09 Final question

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Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.

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