During Mental Health Awareness Month this October, electronic music websiteis launching Music On My Mind – a music and mental health campaign with the aim of raising funds for mental health charities and awareness of mental health issues in the public and music community.
Around 45 percent of people in Australia will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, approximately 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety.
Rates are even higher in musicians, who are almost seven times as likely to have thought about suicide in the past 12 months in comparison to the general public and are more than twice as likely to attempt to take their own lives.
Rave Reviewz founder Dr Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist who became aware of the high rates of mental health problems in musicians when he launched their website and began working in the music industry.
With music in mind, this October, thanks to the support of some 50 electronic music / event companies, funds are being raised for three mental health charities supporting the public and music community, specifically Support Act, beyondblue, and Black Dog Institute.
Support is being attracted through an online appeal (make an online donation here) and a dress-up rave featuring some of Sydney’s best house and techno DJs at Oxford Art Factory on Friday 19th October.
with each crew playing a 1hr B2B charity set on the night. Featured will be Blueprint Entertainment: Andy Ef B2B Aaiste, Return to Rio: Ricky Cooper B2B Tristan Case, 43 Degrees Records: Hoten B2B Nine One, Subsonic Music: Trena B2B Azza Huasca, and Rave Reviewz: Balad B2B Jimmy Ray.
For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.