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Mental Health Matters: Losing My Footing and Finding Some Ground Features Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: Losing My Footing and Finding Some Ground

When I was 18 and a few weeks into my second semester of college, I had a bit of a mental breakdown. I say “a bit” because I’ve had breakdowns that, on the surface, were much worse, but in relation to my career in music, this one is significant. I had chosen my college- Case Western Reserve University- partially because their Biomedical Engineering program was one of the best in the country. I excelled in my classes, earning straight As my first semester. I had a campus job as a…

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Mental Health Matters: “I didn’t see these as internal struggles because everyone else around me perceived them as achievements.” Features Guest Blogs Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: “I didn’t see these as internal struggles because everyone else around me perceived them as achievements.”

There’s a saying that goes: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” I think it comes from the Bible or something, but I’m not exactly sure. To be honest, I didn’t know about the saying or its meaning until my therapist explained to me what high­ functioning anxiety and depression were. Growing up I found it difficult to keep my hands still. My body constantly felt restless because my mind was always moving. I picked up instruments, eagerly accepted challenges, and was stimulated by new opportunities. I figured that if I…

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Mental Health Matters: What No One Is Talking About in the Music Industry Features Guest Blogs Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: What No One Is Talking About in the Music Industry

There’s something terrible happening in the music industry, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why no one is talking about it. It impacts the artists we set out to help, it changes the way we operate our businesses, and it’s hurting the people who work so hard to give this industry and the people around them their all. I’m talking about mental health. The amount of people struggling with a mental illness in this industry (yours truly included), and fighting night and day for the things…

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Tony Thaxton Talks About Robin Williams, Depression & Leaving Motion City Soundtrack Indie News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

Tony Thaxton Talks About Robin Williams, Depression & Leaving Motion City Soundtrack

The news of Robin Williams’s death has hit millions of people hard, and Tony Thaxton is no exception. In response to the tragedy, the former member of Motion City Soundtrack wrote a blog post that delves deeply into his own struggle with depression and his reasons for leaving the band. Check out what he had to say below, after the jump. If you want to hear some music from Thaxton’s current band, The Pride Of Erie PA, purchase a CD here. And for more from Motion City Soundtrack, purchase a…

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Track-By-Track: Emma Ate The Lions ‘Songs Two Count Too’ News Track-By-Track 

Track-By-Track: Emma Ate The Lions ‘Songs Two Count Too’

Emma Ate The Lions were kind enough to share their track by track for Songs Two Count Too with us. Check it out after the jump, and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

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Morrissey Attacks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Skit News 

Morrissey Attacks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Skit

After canceling his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Morrissey has now criticized the host for his alleged mocking of vegans, depression and guns. You can read a statement from Morrissey to Kimmel after the jump.

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