SIMS is sounding the alarm to the national opioid epidemic rapidly seeping into Austin communities. The number of SIMS clients seeking treatment for opioids and other substances doubled in 2017 from the previous year. We’re feeling the pressure on our limited resources, and this year we were forced to ration services to meet the demand of those seeking treatment. We need your help to combat this national epidemic at our doorstep. Please support this important work.
Austin City Limits Radio is back with Broadcasts Vol. 26, a collection of their favorite live performances from the past year. We’re honored to once again be beneficiaries from CD and (for the first time ever) vinyl sales, and can’t think of a better gift for friends and loved ones this holiday season.
SIMS asks you to take one day to check in on family, friends and colleagues. On Jan 22, Hi, How Are You? Day spotlights the need to end the stigma around mental health conversations with a concert at ACL Live. Performances include The Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, The Moth and the Flame, and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill.
February 27, the Austin Music Awards return to ACL Live benefiting SIMS and HAAM. Austin’s answer to the Grammy’s promises to be extra special with incredible musical performances and presentation of the Townes Van Zandt Songwriter Award to SIMS co-founder Alejandro Escovedo.
New research conducted by SIMS and Dr. Lloyd Berg of Dell Medical School explores how musicians’ work stress affects mental health. Industry-specific stressors predict depression and anxiety in the musician population. SIMS serves as a national treatment model with proven remedies
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