May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We urge you to check in with yourself, and ask “How am I doing?”. It’s ok if you’re not ok. Let us know if we can help.
We’re here to support the mental well-being of the Austin music community, but we believe everyone deserves access to affordable, high-quality mental health care. Even if you’re not a musician or music industry professional in the Austin area, we can still help you. Take a look at our Community Resources page or call SIMS at 512-494-1007.
Following the tragic loss of their brother and manager Alex to suicide after a battle with bipolar disorder, Austin’s The Bright Light Social Hour accessed individual and group counseling through SIMS that helped them process their grief and continue writing and performing. Now they’re giving back while on tour, donating proceeds from t-shirt sales to SIMS.
Please consider giving back to keep our life changing and live saving services available for the Austin music family.
On Vinyl Media launched their online local music merch shop in late 2018, with 50% of profits going to SIMS Foundation and HAAM. This effort continues throughout 2019 as part of On Vinyl’s effort to build a stronger local music community. With new artists steadily being added to the store, this is the place to go to support your favorite Austin musicians and music nonprofits!
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. Purchase your copy today!
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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SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.