Found this at http://dreambigdreamoften.co/2015/09/11/the-neverending-story/ and it’s well worth checking out.
“[Studies have] found that people working in creative fields, including dancers, photographers and authors, were 8% more likely to live with bipolar disorder.
Writers were a staggering 121% more likely to suffer from the condition,
and nearly 50% more likely to commit suicide than the general population.”
– From “The dark side of creativity: Depression + anxiety x madness = genius?”
by William Lee Adams
From my own experience, I know that often times, depression and anxiety can go hand in hand with creativity. I have good friends and family members who are artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, and producers. I would say about 75% of them have struggled with some form of mental illness at one time or another.
When creative people are so stressed and busy that they do not take the time to utilize their gifts, it becomes difficult. The other issue is that many people…
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