(Image via Sean Hayden) It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and you can celebrate May 16 by listening to the premiere of the podcast Stage Combat: A Mental Health Story.
The podcast is a series about a lead actor who has a mental health crisis at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.
It's a compelling story, but while scripted, closely follows what happened to creator Sean Hayden in 2019, when he experienced a panic attack while performing in Billy Elliot, the Musical.
Via statement, Hayden says of his drive to create the podcast: A mental health crisis could happen to anyone. What if I created a podcast where I show you how a mental health crisis happens?