Expecting an instant response is part of the way we work in 2020, but is it asking too much? Sarah explores why she's left you on read.
Advice for Surviving Lockdown from Someone Who’s Overcome Severe Depression
#MentallySound: tips for managing coronavirus panic and isolation, from someone's who's survived their own mental hell
One Story Of Recovering From Mental Illness
Sarah shares her story of a year of recovering from depression, exploring the challenges and the stigma attached to it.
“Thank You, I’m Sorry”: Impostor Syndrome In Music
"Great set, man!" The internal cacophony of anxiety and self-doubt is all too familiar to Lucias from Call Me Malcolm, as he describes in this amusing piece about impostor syndrome.
Everything Is Probably Fine
Pre-Gig Anxiety: made worse by day jobs, traffic, hunger, other people or flaming Volkswagens. Lucias Malcolm gives us an amusing account of a problem every band will be all too familiar with.
There Is A Bear On Stage
Lucias from Call Me Malcolm discusses the constant pressure of anxiety and panic that haunts him on stage.
Why I’m Not Coming To Your Gig Tonight
Social anxiety in live music can be a challenge. Support your scene, but not at the expense of your own mental health.
The Monster’s Teeth Aren’t As Big As You Imagine
LITFO's Jimmy Carroll explains how getting onstaged helped him overcome social anxiety and shyness.
Post-Gig Reflections from a Promoter Who’s Prone to Panic Attacks
A brutally honest account of the anxiety and stress that comes with putting on a punk gig.