A positive mental health space is a crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to success for touring musicians. While finding balance and prioritizing mental health looks different for all, there seemed to be one big theme for bands present at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas show.
LISTEN NOW: Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, YUNGBLUD and more talk prioritizing mental health
Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World and YUNGBLUD were just a few of the big names present at the show who took time to share their best mental health practices in support of Audacy’s I’m Listening initiative. One thing they all had in common? Prioritizing sleep.
“Sleep is really important” said Jimmy Eat World’s Zach Lind. “Good sleep, you gotta get good sleep.”
“Sleep and a routine of some kind,” agreed all members of Imagine Dragons.
While sleep was at the top of most lists, another common theme was leaning on other group members for support. “We look our for each other,” said The Interrupters. “We know each other so well, so if someone is having a bad day we know how to de-escalate.”
Hear more about positive mental practices from Social Distortion, Jimmy Eat World, Imagine Dragons, YUNGBLUD, The Interruptors and more in the I’m Listening clip above.
Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.