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May 13, 2021 59 min

Mari Fong interviews Hannah Hooper of Grouplove and Hallie Lincoln & Hilary Gleason of Backline. Hannah Hooper shares her story of battling stage fright and recovery, while finding self-love and empowerment. Grouplove’s surprise 5th album, This Is This,  represents evolving, healing and a way to vent your emotions from the frustrations of the pandemic. A clip of their single "Deadline" is featured at the end of the episode.

Hannah describes her experience with Adderall and how getting off the medication positively affected her as an artist. Hannah admits to such bad stage fright that she’d literally hide behind a mask. Hear how she overcomes and chooses to be a positive, empowered role model for women. Hannah believes Mac Miller helped her write the song “Broken Angel” after his passing. Hannah survives brain surgery and talks about the self-care she practices for good mental health. 

Next, experts Hallie Lincoln, clinical case manager, and Hilary Gleason, both co-founders of Backline, talk about how assists musicians and their families in connecting them to mental help resources, support groups and recovery programs. How a musician’s lifestyle can sabotage their mental health and how to make mental health a priority while on tour and in daily life. 

“Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”
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