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Everyone deserves mental wellness. We’re starting with Austin music.

We Made Change TOGETHER

TRACKING AND SHARING OUR RESULTS

SIMS service utilization in 2018

694

Musician & Music Industry clients receiving SIMS services

120+

Number of providers taking a reduced fee to work with our clients

1,047

Hours of Case Management performed by SIMS clinical staff

9,917

Hours of counseling delivered in one year

1,088

Hours of psychiatry delivered in one year

2,032

Days of substance use recovery services delivered in one year

1 WEEK

Maximum time from authorization to 1st counseling session

$13.26

Average client co-pay for a counseling session

STORIES FROM BACKSTAGE

(26.2) Miles for Musicians

SIMS supporter Chantel Ortiz is running the 2019 Austin Marathon to honor the memory of her cousin Caleb and raise money for SIMS. Here, she talks about the hope Caleb inspired in others throughout his life and why she chose to give back to mental health in Austin music, one step at a time.

My Story of Life Recovery

Musician and entrepreneur Gabe Vasquez talks about his path to sobriety and how SIMS has helped him do a complete “life recovery,” so he can now help others.

Processing Mental Health and Addiction With Music

Hip hop artist Amelia Cowen, aka AC Aftermath, discusses how music helps her process difficult feelings and how she hopes the music community will start talking more openly about mental health.

OUR PARTNERS

Our ability to make change requires partner organizations who are invested in our vision for delivering mental healthcare and who share resources and expertise to better our community. Learn more about Our Partners.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

SIMS is currently undertaking a year-long project in collaboration with SIMS Clinical Advisory Board and mental health professionals in the field, to improve the outcomes measurement of our programs. We are building better models for data collection, analysis, and reporting to:

  • evaluate the impact of our services on people’s lives;
  • help prioritize interventions that are most effective in improving mental well-being;
  • and, support the case for investing resources in mental health improvement.

SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.

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