Many artists are self-employed, working from project to project with little hope of a stable income. “And as a freelance artist, being perceived as something less superhuman is detrimental to your career,” they say. “You worry about talking openly about your mental health, out of fear that you won’t be hired because people think, ‘They have mental health problems, so this is a bit of a risk. What happens if they have a breakdown halfway through? ‘
On July 23, Saul Fletcher was found dead near Berlin at the age of 52. British artist and photographer, he would commit suicide by confessing to the murder of his companion, curator and his daughter’s mother Rebeccah Blum
This means that many people suffer in silence and behind closed doors, which actually exacerbates their mental health problems.