Blues Therapy

$2,515 of $2,900 goal

Raised by 58 people in 28 days
Created December 19, 2018
Blues Therapy  has three sections.  In the first section ("The Psychologist's Perspective"), I try to dispel myths about mental illness and mental health treatment, discuss the therapeutic effects of music (particularly the blues and the blues community), and also discuss aspects of a musician's lifestyle that can exacerbate mental health problems.  In the second section ("The Musician's Perspective") Tab Benoit discusses these same issues from the perspective of a musician.  In the final section ("The Interviews"), 14 amazing blues musicians (Annika Chambers, Ronnie Earl, Mark Earley, Amanda Fish, Eric Gales, Beth Hart, Janiva Magness, Nick Moss, Anders Osborne, Phil Pemberton, Billy Price, Dawn Tyler Watson, "Monster" Mike Welch, and the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz) share their compelling personal experiences with mental health problems and/or addictions, including the ways in which the blues has been healing for them. Mike Zito also wrote the foreword for the book. This book is now finished and ready to be published.  This fundraiser is to raise money for the cost of publishing/printing the book (and shipping for sales) so that all proceeds from sales can go to the HART Fund (a part of the Blues Foundation that provides blues musicians with needed money for medical expenses they cannot afford).  The money will be designated particularly for payment of needed mental health treatment.  The identified goal is the estimate provided to me by the publisher.  If any money should be raised above and beyond that which is needed to pay the cost of publishing, it also will be donated to the HART fund.  It's time to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and mental health treatment.  Please help me take a step toward that goal.
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Posted by Anita Marie
7 days ago
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I'm working with some great people on printing the book and managed to lower the total cost of printing/shipping a bit, so I revised the goal for this fundraiser. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!
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Raised by 58 people in 28 days
Created December 19, 2018
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