Many people have become increasingly concerned about the rising number of suicides and the prevalence of alcohol/substance misuse within the entertainment industry. By its very nature our industry can impact your physical and emotional health due to long hours, pressure to push your body, and high workplace stress. In response, Behind the Scenes and other individuals and organizations have come together to create this initiative.
Last fall, we conducted an industry-wide survey to find out how prevalent anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, and problems with alcohol/substance misuse are in the industry and what tools and resources would help you personally, or assist you in reaching out to someone you are worried about. If you haven’t yet taken the survey, you can still do so and make sure your voice is heard.