OTBChat: How can we help – Answering questions about mental health in the music industry
Tune in to “OTBChat: How can we help – Answering questions about mental health in the music industry”on Facebook.com/OTBnonprofit LIVE on Tuesday, October 6th @ 7:00 pm EST. Join guests Martin Atkins (Drummer, P.I.L, Pigface, Killing Joke, NIN, & Author), Alana Peri (Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator) as they tell a few stories and answer your questions about mental health in the music industry.
You Can Participate From HOME Since OTBChat is virtual, you can join in on the fun wherever you are!
If you have questions for Martin or Alana about mental health, there are several ways you can get that to us. 1) Post your questions below this post and use the hashtag #OTBtogether 2) You can talk and ask questions in the live chat during the event 3) If you wish your question to be anonymous, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 4) If you have a featured question and submit it by video, and email it to email@example.com
Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavours, his 35+ years in the music business spans across genres and borders and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails (for which he has a Grammy) and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the author of Tour:Smart, Welcome To The Music Business…. You’re F*cked!” Band:Smart, and is the new Music Industries Coordinator at Millikin University in Decatur Illinois. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ, and father of four. Whatever the future of entrepreneurial music business education is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it.
Alana Perri is an Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator, currently residing in Toronto, ON. With the help from a successful KickStarter project, she created APexat; her personal operation as an Expressive Arts Therapist, while she continued her education at The CREATE Institute, after graduating from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Drama in Education and Society. She has been a featured guest during Brock University Students Union’s Wellness Week program (2014-2017) – providing open Arts Therapy group sessions to students during exam season, York University’s Mental Health Initiative – Love Fest 2015, the York University’s Psychology Students’ Association, and the Turn Around Project. She has also guest-lectured at Brock University and Fieldstone King’s College School. Additionally, she has provided programming at The RAFT, alongside Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects. Alana has provided Expressive Arts Therapy sessions and facilitated Arts and Life Skills workshops with Hospice Toronto, the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), Better Living Health and Community Services, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, and Purple Carrots Drama Studio. She has worked alongside populations experiencing life-altering situations, grief and bereavement, transition, living in palliative & hospice care, managing stress, as well as, simply coping with the struggles of everyday life. She served 3 years as Treasurer for the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (soon-to-be The Canadian Expressive Arts Therapies Association) and is a professional member in good standing.
Most recently, Alana joined the Expressive Arts facilitation team at Mohawk College as a Post-Secondary Professor; educating students on the topic of integrating Expressive Arts into treatment for those living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her goal is to educate & provide Expressive Arts Therapy to anyone willing to play, share, and explore.
———— Disclaimer – Please note that this event’s information should not be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or another qualified clinician. ————