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April 11, 2021 34 min

In this episode we talk to clinical psychologist and co-founder of Heavy Metal Therapy, Dr Kate Quinn, from the UK. Heavy metal music, perhaps more than any other sort of music, has a reputation for the negative effect it has on its listeners’ behaviours and mental health. Historically, it has been linked to mental ill health and antisocial behaviour. But recent studies show the opposite might be true. Join us as we dive into the fact and fiction of heavy metal music.  Heavy Metal Therapy was founded by a group of metalheads with either lived experience of mental health struggles and/or expertise by training in mental health professions.   The idea for Heavy Metal Therapy came from several things including personal experiences, clinical work and most importantly a belief in the power of sharing stories of how metal music and the metal community have supported people with their mental health. Heavy metal therapy is an online resource and community of people who find metal music helpful for mental well being.  

  • Learn more about Heavy Metal Therapy here. 
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