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Forget drugs and booze: stars use therapists to cope with stress

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

Scathing reviews, stage fright and bullying peers lead to anxiety and depression among many performers

The music industry has always basked in a reputation for hedonism and self-destruction. Stress has traditionally been dealt with by indulging in sex, drugs and alcohol, or possibly the defenestration of a television.

Now, one of the UK industry’s biggest marketing companies believes a new approach is needed. Quite Great Music PR, which has promoted Mick Jagger, Van Morrison, The Doors, Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey among others, is to start offering its clients access to a psychotherapist amid concerns about the mental health of musicians.

Related: Adele: ‘I’d be happy never to tour again’

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