*WARNING* This is a difficult topic for some *WARNING*
This article originally appeared on edmassassin.com
Let me begin to remind our readers how important it is to take care of one’s mental health, beyond all else. That means that at times, artists will need to put their physical and mental health before any musical commitments they may have.
In 2015 we wrote about Nicky Romero addressing anxiety. That is when we first addressed the issue that the industry does not pay enough attention to the mental health of artists, producers and performers.
The door has been open for quite some time, but crowds are not pouring in. Please remember; HEALTH IS IMPORTANT. If you have any ideas of hurting yourself in any way, the National Suicide Hotline is a service that will talk with you no matter what. The worth of your life is more important than anything else. A 24-hour phone service is available at 1-800-273-8255. If you are not comfortable making a phone call, there is a text-based service you can find here.
That being said, it comes with a heavy heart that the remaining of Ben Pearce’s 2016 tour will be cancelled. Pearce has been attempting to cope with his mental illness but recently as he states in his letter, the depression that he has been battling was getting to be too overwhelming...
Read the full article and letter from Ben Pearce at edmassassin