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9.35PM, ABC

in Aus­tralia’s en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. It is a sober­ing story, which helps to il­lus­trate why the statis­tics re­lat­ing to the in­ci­dence of de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety and sui­cide are dis­pro­por­tion­ately high among those who work in film, tele­vi­sion, theatre, mu­sic and dance. Sam Neill shares his chronic anx­i­ety about per­form­ing on stage and why it is im­por­tant he has a life away from his work. Mu­si­cian Dean Ray re­veals how his men­tal health af­fected his pro­fes­sional life in the wake of ap­pear­ing on The X Fac­tor Aus­tralia. And ac­tor Michala Banas tells how she be­came crip­pled with de­pres­sion de­spite suc­cess in her cho­sen field. Steel’s ex­plo­ration of the sub­ject takes a huge per­sonal toll – watch­ing him tell his par­ents about his dam­age is both heart­break­ing and cru­cial to the on­go­ing con­ver­sa­tion about men­tal health.

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