Billboard: Kieth Flint's suicide and mental health in dance music almost a year on after Avicii&


“Avicii’s death catapulted mental health into the spotlight,” says Tristan Hunt of the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM). “Overnight, the topic took center stage at conferences worldwide.”

A week after Keith Flint from The Prodigy took his own life, I was asked by Billboard to contribute for the Association For Electronic Music to a feature on mental health in dance music. The piece looked at how far the industry has travelled in terms of addressing mental health since Avicii's suicide in April 2018, where we are now, and how much work still needs to be done.

The feature is available in full here:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8504282/dance-music-community-mental-health-priority

My thanks to the feature's writer Ross Gardiner for inviting me to contribute to the piece.

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