Derek Lee Goodreid

Born to Raise Hell & Sing the Blues.

Creativity and Trauma, A Double Edged Sword.

This week I accomplished something that I thought was beyond me, being accredited for a mental health first aid certificate. Something so simple, yet it felt symbolic, a level up in life’s video game. As most artists know creativity is a gift and a burden, a double-edged sword that cuts through the depths of human […]

Healthy Habits for Musicians with PTSD: Maintaining Balance and Wellness

While enjoying my coffee this morning, I realised the importance of sharing my perspective. As an artist and musician dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), juggling the pressures of life and creating music and songwriting can be even more stressful. However, prioritising self-care and healthy habits is essential for overall well-being. Therefore, I want to […]