We’ve heard of so many great artists ending their lives early… either with conscious intention or unconscious recklessness. Depression can seem synonymous with artists.
Is depression inevitable for artists and creatives?
Arnold Ludwig, a professor and researcher at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, wanted to answer that question. So he performed a study of 1004 men and women over the span of ten years. His test group was a variety of accomplished people in art, music, science, business, politics, and sports.
The Research Proves…
- 59-77% of creatives (artists, writers, musicians, etc.) suffered mental illness especially “mood disorders”
- 18-29% percent of less “artistic professionals” suffered from the same mental illness or mood disorders
Other studies have demonstrated increased rates of depression in creatives as well.
Two Key Points…
- If you suffer from depression, even a mild form, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
- THERE IS NO SHAME in getting help and support even for “mood disorders” or depression you can’t seem to shake.
Take the time to watch this video. You may not suffer from depression or suicidal tendencies, but you may know and love someone who has, is or will. Increase your awareness.