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Pause/Play Podcast: Mental Health During the Pandemic

KUT and KUTX Present Pause/Play Podcast. Episode 6, "Mental Health During the Pandemic", includes a number of members of the Austin music community to discuss mental health and SIMS, as well as SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa.
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New Austin Music – Casey Seymour’s Hidden Hills

Austin Chronicle's Kevin Curtin features local musician Casey Seymour's new EP, Hidden Hills. Casey gives credit to SIMS to helping him on his journey to one year sober. "I had to reach out to SIMS Foundation to get my shit together. Luckily, they put me in touch with a counselor who's been so awesome and knows a lot about music."
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Nakia Delivers a Powerful Message of Hope on “It’s Never Too Late”

Austin musician Nakia talks about how he collaborated with 8 year old Charlie Cotton to write the uplifting song, "It's Never Too Late". Proceeds from Bandcamp song sales benefit SIMS Foundation.
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Finding a New Beat: How The SIMS Foundation is working tirelessly to provide affordable mental health and substance use recovery care to the Austin music industry.

Austin Fit goes in depth on the founding of SIMS Foundation, our evolution into a pioneer of providing behavioral health services for the music industry, and tells the stories of two of the 3,000+ people we've helped in just the last five years.
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Music Rally Demands City Funding: “Put Up or Shut Up”

The event, co-organized by the Amplified Sound Coalition and Austin Texas Musicians, served as a show of force for Austin’s music industry imploring City Council to provide dedicated funding toward a Music Venue Preservation Fund.
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In Live Music Capital of the World, venues feel let down by Austin leaders

Patsy Dolan Bouressa, director of SIMS Foundation, said that every time a venue closes, her organization experiences an increase in calls.
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“Ask questions and listen to the answers” With Beau Henderson & Patsy Dolan Bouressa

As a part of Beau Henderson's series about “Mental Health Champions” helping to promote mental wellness, Beau interviewed SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa.
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Untangling the Chords: SIMS Foundation

SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa was interviewed for the Untangling the Chords podcast, a series that focuses on the relationship between music and mental health.
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Texas songwriter Amy Annelle makes a lullaby for social distancing

Austin songwriter Amy Annelle talks about her song, "Distance Lullaby", and the help she's received through SIMS.
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Mental Health Champions: How Patsy Dolan Bouressa of the SIMS Foundation Is Helping To Make Mental Wellness and Emotional Well-being a Priority

SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa discusses our organization's mission to provide mental and emotional wellbeing to the Central Texas music community.
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Aiding artists: Another reason to love your favorite Austin whiskey

In this article, Nine Banded Whiskey talks about their partnership with SIMS Foundation in an effort to give back to the music community.
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A therapist on what it’s like to work with patients during the pandemic

Licensed Professional Counselor and member of the SIMS Provider Network, Mary Firme, discusses moving to virtual therapy with Vox.
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