artistic mental health
The frequency of mental illness among theater makers is staggering. With emotional and psychological awareness and intelligence at the core of our work, we are also in a strong position to shift the industry towards one that consistently values and actively tends to the mental health of its participants, from students to assistant stage managers, artistic directors and shop managers.
As an Artistic Mental Health Practitioner working towards certification as a Mental Health Coordinator, I am training in conflict resolution, one-on-one sessions, dramaturgy of mental illness on stage, access need coordination, mitigation of power dynamics, mental health first aid, and more.
While I am still training towards full certification as a Mental Health Coordinator, I am currently available for structural development, including brainstorming standards of practice for a production process, auditing concern resolution pathways, and other short-term consulting.