At long last we’re moving past the myth of the “Struggling Artist”. Recent evidence-based research paints a compelling picture: industry conditions (over and above individual predisposition) predict a downward trajectory in the mental health of arts workers, but group-based and/or individual psychotherapeutic interventions can help (an aside: for comprehensive statistics or resources for mental health issues in the performing arts, visit artswellbeingcollective.com.au).

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