Mental Health in the Music Industry

Date TBA

The Mental Health in the Music Industry panel will bring together experts in the fields of mental health and music to explore industry-wide level challenges and come together to formulate solutions. The panel will deep-dive into some of the most common mental health issues faced by the music industry including the prevalent substance abuse culture, high rates of depression and anxiety, and the toll touring takes on physical and mental health. The panel will explore the causes behind these issues and present a variety of solutions that artists, managers, and the industry at large can implement to better care for the mental health of themselves and those around them. Finally, the panel will provide concrete resources the audience can tap into both nationally and Austin-based.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Chris Bullard

Sound Mind Live

Patsy Dolan Bouressa

SIMS Foundation

Randy Nichols

Force Media Management

Courtney Santana

Survive2Thrive Foundation

This event will be in person


Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry:
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge





Music Careers