Musicians suffer from addiction and mental-health issues at an alarming rate. But with a new wave of initiatives and organizations seeking to help, the industry is taking action like never before. In 2009, Anders Osborne found himself at rock bottom. He was bankrupt, his house was in foreclosure, his wife had kicked him out, and he couldn’t see his two young kids. His livelihood was playing gigs, but he couldn’t even do that — he’d often show up too drunk or high to perform.
Send Me a Friend is partnering with Tulane University School of Social Work on a nationwide 30-question survey to examine the behavioral health challenges that musicians face. Through this partnership, we hope that gathering this data will elevate the conversation and help identify and implement interventions that work for our particular community. Professional & touring musicians can begin providing their (anonymous) input starting January 6, at musiciansurvey.org. #tulaneun