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“The Show Must Go On – but at what cost? The arts are haunted by mental health issues. Ben Steel healed himself by documenting the truth in a new documentary.”

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“‘Former H&A star reveals battle with that sparked new documentary”


“Former Home and Away star opens up on his mental health struggle.”

“The actor decided to make a documentary about mental health in the entertainment industry, screening on ABC, after his own struggles with depression.”


“Top actors warn of alarmingly high levels of depression in Aussie show business.”


He was a rising star of Australian TV with hordes of fans and a bright future, then he lost his job. It was just the start of this heartthrob’s struggles.

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Over three years, Steel spoke to 42,000 performers and industry workers about their battles with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Facing the dark side of showbiz.