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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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Black lives matter. Black mental health matters too.

A look into the importance of mental health for Black communities, and an extensive list of Black mental health resources from the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms.
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Halsey — A Conversation About Bipolar Disorder

In this educational and powerful interview, Halsey sits down with Dr. Snehi Kapur to discuss her own experience and inform viewers how they can be better allies to people who live with bipolar disorder.
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Tunes Tuesday! SIMS Foundation Ambassador Jaimee Harris takes the WAA stage

Jaimee Harris joins We Are Austin to talk about SIMS, Sofa Sessions, and the importance of access to mental health and substance use recovery services for the music industry.
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