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Daggermouth Singer Seeks Treatment For Depression and Anxiety

Daggermouth vocalist Nick Leadlay has temporarily left the band to seek treatment for "depression and anxiety." Here's a statement from the band:

"We're sorry to say that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to drop off the shows between February 23rd and 28th. We will however be continuing on the Comeback Kid/ Crime In Stereo tour starting Feb 29 in Fargo, ND.

"Unfortunately, Nick will be unable to continue with us at this point. Nick has a history of battling with depression and anxiety, and on Feb 22nd life on the road finally caught up with him and his body basically gave up. After checking into the hospital it became apparent to Nick and everyone in the band that he needed to go home and seek help immediately. Until further notice Daggermouth will be touring with a replacement vocalist. To be clear, Nick isn't out of the band and we all plan for him to come back as soon as his health permits.

"Please come out to the shows in following months and show your support for Nick!"

Source: Lambgoat

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1. Jenny Hyatt writes:

Nick's situation reflects that of millions - anxiety and depression are set to become the second biggest global health issue after heart disease by 2020. There are far too few outlets for those who are feeling anxious and depressed and medication is often used as a poor substitute for providing spaces for people to talk about what is going on for them. I know - I was one of those that crashed. I founded www.bigwhitewall.com as a support network for people with everyday worries, deeper concerns and hidden secrets who can express what's on their minds openly, honestly and anonymously. You cannot always talk to those you are close to offline - as they may be the one you have issues with or for fear that they will misunderstand or judge you. Many of our users have posted to say that having an anonymous space to express what you feel (on bigwhitewall.com on a 'brick' using a state of the art Flash tool that allows you to upload and create words, images and drawings) and to get peer support from others in similar situations has moved them back from the brink and improved their offline emotional health. My heartfelt wishes that Nick can find some similar support.

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2. Txmetalhead writes:

I, too, have suffered from both depression and anxiety. Thank you for sharing this great resource, and depression can be treated through counseling, medication, and a strong natural support system, such as family and friends. Once they understand depression, they can better assist their friend or family member. Their is hope for depression.

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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

I found my treatment for deppression... Satanism, Jack, sex, cigs, metal, and most of all my insane friends and family who make me laugh so much I don't want to be deppresssed. My kitty also helps too she is a huge sweetheart! I tried to go the pill route, but that only made it worse.

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