Acquiring knowledge is a never-ending process. Learning what musicians, management, booking agents, venue owners, event security, hospitality personnel, bus drivers, truck drivers, local and touring crew, know, feel and experience is important to Over The Bridge. By participating in these studies you will help us learn what the music industry knows about addiction and mental health. From that knowledge, we can create content, educate one another, bring awareness and break the stigma.

Post-Post Performance Mood Responses in Musicians: How Emotional Highs and Lows are Managed Backstage.
Hamilton, ON, November 1st, 2017Researchers at McMaster University are inviting performing musicians to take part in a research study about that asks “What are musicians post-performance mood responses and how do they manage those moods?”The purpose of this study is to explore post-performance mood with implications for substance use among musicians.“There is a lot of anecdotal reports regarding low mood following a performance in addition to reports of levels of substance use that exceed those among the standard population. There is little research into the actual incidence of post-performance mood issues among musicians. This survey is designed to collect some preliminary data on the topic of post-performance mood and the relationship with substance use.” ~ Dr. Nathan J CooperTo take part in this study, performing musicians must be over 18 years of age and will be asked to complete an anonymous one-time online survey estimated to take approximately 15 minutes to complete. There is no compensation as this study is independent and non-funded. However, your participation will be a valuable addition to our research and findings could lead to greater understanding of the relationship between substance use and low mood response in performing musicians

START: November 1st, 2017
END: December 13, 2017
This study will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
HOW: This study has now expired, thank you for your participation.

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