Mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin music industry and their families. Header photo provided by Homestead Creative Studio.
SIMS Foundation co-founder Don Harvey's band, Don Harvey & A is Red has a show tomorrow night at @TheTownsendATX. If you're staying away from Zilker Park this weekend, we think this is the place to be! facebook.com/events/2233901…
"The time has come for us all, collectively, to tackle the causes and symptoms of mental illness, and provide care for those who suffer from it." theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Our Clinical Director Patsy Bouressa, and @HomeStreetMusic's Vanessa Lively sat down with @HoggFoundation to talk about the mental health needs of musicians and the struggles they face. Give it a listen, and if you think SIMS can help you, reach out to us! hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-musici…
When all this ACL fun has wound down, we hope you've saved some energy for this amazing Sade tribute at @ONE2ONEBAR on Oct 18! Organized by Susanna Lee with a whole host of talent, this show benefits SIMS. Tickets are available now! facebook.com/events/1989703… https://t.co/By4AZgoqhz
Eligible Texas voters - TODAY is the final day to register to vote in TX. Your voice matters, your vote matters! twitter.com/KUT/status/104…
Learn about what we do to change lives and support our local music community in this piece from @thedailytexan, featuring a quote from our amazing Staff Clinician, Lily Courtney! Big thanks to John Melendez for writing this, well done! dailytexanonline.com/2018/10/03/sim…
We're happy to be introducing a new shirt design for your SIMS Foundation Fall 2018 collection, thanks to the fine folks at Foundry International! We'll debut them tomorrow at @aclfestival, so make sure to stop by our ACL Cares tent and grab yours! https://t.co/4o8E5Irf70
We loved this article about @HomeStreetMusic founder and friend of SIMS, Vanessa Lively. Home Street Music provides a music program for Austin's homeless community, having seen the healing power that self-expression can have. humanationblog.com/blog/2018/9/30…
Heads up: Our partners at @YogaYogaAustin are offering a three weekend course on therapeutic yoga for addiction and recovery, beginning this Saturday, Oct 6. yogayoga.com/calendar/detai…
RT @jennyreynolds: Learn about "Williams Nite 2018!!" and help us help @SIMSfoundation!! @indiegogo igg.me/at/williamsnit…
Have we mentioned how excited we are for I Want My @allatxmusic yet? We get to hang out with some of our favorite nonprofits and that lineup is so, so good. Tickets are on sale now - go grab yours! eventbrite.com/e/i-want-my-al… https://t.co/gZawCMFEf4
This past weekend, we saw democracy in action as personal testimony and honest debate paved the way for Central Health's Board of Managers to reverse their previous decision and fund Sendero at least through 2019. theaustinbulldog.org/index.php?opti…
It's National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote yet? The deadline for Texas is Tuesday, October 9, but we encourage you to make sure you're registered as soon as possible. nationalvoterregistrationday.org https://t.co/WpERi7X9dR
Friday's Mac Miller tribute at @EmpireATX brought out a ton of love and valuable conversations about mental health. We're thankful to Empire and @HEARDPresents for involving us and everyone who came out and celebrated Mac's life and music with us! dailytexanonline.com/2018/09/24/mac…
Tonight at @EmpireATX, doors at 9pm and free entry with RSVP before 11pm. We'll be paying tribute to Mac Miller and keeping the conversation surrounding mental health and substance use going. facebook.com/events/6745991… https://t.co/aAnssCpz9m
RT @CentralHealthTX: @SIMSfoundation Regardless of the board's decision, @myHAAM and @SIMSfoundation members will continue to receive finan…
2. This Saturday, a decision will be made by @CentralHealthTX whether to continue funding Sendero past 2018. A vote will be made and the people affected need to make their voices heard. If you have Sendero, please speak out, tell your story, and make a difference. #savesendero
1. If you have a @SenderoHealth plan and were planning to renew your service, your health plan is in jeopardy. Sendero Health Plans serves 24,000 people in Travis County with physical and mental health care. #savesendero https://t.co/peItX9AZLP
2. This Saturday, a decision will be made by @CentralHealthTX whether to continue funding Sendero past 2018. A vote will be made and the people affected need to make their voices heard. If you have Sendero, please speak out, tell your story, and make a difference. #savesendero
1. If you have a @SenderoHealth plan and were planning to renew your service, your health plan is in jeopardy. Sendero Health Plans serves 24,000 people in Travis County with physical and mental health care. #savesendero https://t.co/xhAqqvexLU
With thanks to @theabgb , @wadeboat, @JaegerNotYaeger and the many performers at A Night Of Strait Country on Sat, we raised $3,700 for the mental health of ATX music! Austin is a special town filled with extraordinary people, and we're lucky to call some of them our friends. https://t.co/9b48swNW32
We'll be at @EmpireATX Friday night for a tribute to Mac Miller. We hope to see you there. facebook.com/events/6745991…
"Sometimes the music world brings a deeper sense of isolation and disconnection, especially for those who gain a degree of success. You can see how drugs and alcohol could come into play.” sacurrent.com/sa-sound/archi…
A heartfelt thank you to Mark, Millie & the entire @theabgb crew for being incredible hosts and even better patrons to the ATX community. A Night Of Strait Country was a HUGE success, and thanks to the Space in the Hole Band and guest performers, we think George was done proud! https://t.co/LW2jFzmaTO
 
is always giving back to local causes through the Hell Yes Project, and you can keep up with their latest efforts by checking out their website below. theabgb.com/hell-yes-proje…
We've been looking forward to this for a while and the day is finally here! 9pm at @theabgb, tickets still available for A Night of Strait Country. eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-s… https://t.co/GfJeuBCYDl
Austin hip-hop owes so much to @MCOverlord. Rest in peace. austinchronicle.com/daily/music/20…
Have you snagged your tickets for A Night Of Strait Country at @theabgb yet? Check yes or no. And if you checked no, check out the event page and purchase your tickets while they're hot! facebook.com/events/2268825… https://t.co/4din6oTtRw
So very grateful to have businesses like @Pennyloaferpr in Austin not only promoting our incredible local artists, but also giving back to the music community. Thank you for having us be a part of Pennyfest 2018, it was amazing! https://t.co/sKrkwGk1XO
So very grateful to have businesses like @Pennyloaferpr in Austin not only promoting our incredible local artists, but also giving back to the music community. Thank you for having us be a part of Pennyfest 2018, it was amazing! https://t.co/g0Gk43oF3A
Tickets are still available for @Pennyloaferpr's Pennyfest 2018, tonight at @barracudaaustin! Get yours while they last and don't miss this show! facebook.com/events/2115433… https://t.co/9zesyviFFo
This past Sunday, @RandyRogersBand and @joshabbottband played @WhitewaterRocks. Both bands donated a % of merch sales, and Whitewater matched that! We're blown away by the generosity. Thank you to Randy, Josh, and Whitewater for supporting mental health for the music industry! https://t.co/lUFDL4Jll2
Friday at the @cactuscafeatx was a blast thanks to @bettysoo and the marvelous group of Austin songwriters that played! We raised money, talked mental health, and got treated to the kind of performance that reminds us why Austin is such a special city for music. Thank you all! https://t.co/Vqas8TMXPv
Tonight at the @cactuscafeatx! We're excited to be a part of this and can't wait to see you all there! https://t.co/t0Q7ByE2GB
RT @dejiridoo: This @SIMSfoundation study confirms what any artist knows -- that job insecurity and stress lead to depression and substance…
Hell yes! We count ourselves lucky to know the incredibly generous folks at @theabgb, who give selflessly to so many Austin organizations. austinot.com/abgb-hell-yes-…
And if you haven't grabbed your tickets yet for A Night of Strait Country this Sep 15, hosted by @theabgb and benefiting SIMS, hurry up and get 'em while they last! eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-s…
Austin is full of amazing women who rock, and you can catch music from some of them tomorrow night at Stubb's Austin! Featuring @JocelynDonegan, @thebluebonnets and @OWRBand, doors at 8pm. stubbsindoor.frontgatetickets.com/event/zr7diza0…
We're just a few days away from "Girls who do boys who do girls" at @cactuscafeatx and hosted by the amazing @bettysoo! Grab your tickets now and we'll see you this Friday! facebook.com/events/2715885…
Remember this beautiful George Strait clock auctioned off at last year's A Night of Strait Country at @theabgb? We'll be back this Sep 15 to once again celebrate the King of Country and raffle off some George Strait memorabilia! Tickets available now! facebook.com/events/2268825… https://t.co/XTPHZqjOxJ
Next Friday at the @cactuscafeatx, we'll be joining @bettysoo and a top notch lineup of Austin songwriters for Girls who do boys who do girls! Grab your tickets now for this always amazing song swap. We can't wait! facebook.com/events/2715885… https://t.co/8HoXWYklfb
Congratulations to our amazing friend @Nakia on the release of "Blues Grifter"! twitter.com/Nakia/status/1…
We were excited to have our Clinical Director, Patsy Bouressa, talk mental health in the music industry with Clay and Lindsay from @GeekingOnMusic! It's up now, give it a listen! twitter.com/GeekingOnMusic…
Such an extraordinary life and legacy. Rest in Peace, Queen of Soul. rollingstone.com/music/music-ne…
"Drug overdoses killed more than 72,300 Americans last year, a record and a rise of around 10 percent, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control." nytimes.com/2018/08/15/ups…
The crews that put together some of our most iconic Austin events work unbelievably hard, and we're proud to be able to provide them with mental health and substance use recovery support.
We want to give a big thank you to @epsatx for inviting us out to all four @KGSR Blues on the Green shows this summer. We talked to artists, crew members and family members backstage and let so many people know that they qualify for SIMS services who previously weren't aware. https://t.co/0kjo8zxAsH
When we teamed with Dr. Lloyd Berg and @DellMedSchool for a study on musicians' mental health, low wages was a primary risk factor contributing to depression/anxiety. In 2017, only $5 billion of the music industry's $43 billion revenue went to musicians. consequenceofsound.net/2018/08/musici…
If you or someone you know in the Austin area music industry is struggling with substance use, please reach out to us on our Clinical Line: 512-494-1007.
Yesterday, our ED, Heather Alden, and dear friend of SIMS, Carl Schmid, sat down with @KVUE's @KalynNorwood. They examined the struggles of substance use and showed that there's plenty of reason for hope despite how difficult the journey may be. kvue.com/article/news/l…
Have you heard? SIMS is now partnering with @YogaYogaAustin to provide our Austin music family with even more mental wellness tools! Learn more about how you can start doing yoga through SIMS by calling our clinical line at 512-494-1007. https://t.co/yv7AHJ1DEK
Last night, @guy_forsyth joined Dr. Lloyd Berg to talk with @fox7austin about Dr. Berg's study, looking into the unique work stressors musicians face. Watch the full interview! fox7austin.com/news/350844616…
"Things are going well and I would attribute that at least in part to the help that I’ve gotten through the SIMS Foundation. They do excellent work and it’s changed the lives for lots of musicians that I know in a positive way." - Guy Forsyth
This month marks the 25th Anniversary of CEO David Evans leading @IntegralCareATX. SIMS wants to congratulate David and thank the organization for all that you've given to us and many others! integralcare.org/en/home/ https://t.co/lYHEfbnuQg
We collaborated with researchers from @DellMedSchool, led by Dr. Lloyd Berg, to study specific factors affecting musicians' mental health. Read about the study here, and head to our website to learn more about how mental health care benefits musicians. news.utexas.edu/2018/08/02/wor…
Perspective | Reporter Carl Bernstein has seen it all, from Nixon to now. But nothing quite like Trump. wapo.st/2AhkUWP?tid=ss…
We've been following Demi's story here and hope for the best in her ongoing recovery. Her willingness to openly talk about her mental health has inspired so many of her fans, and is something we encourage many of our Austin musician friends to do. bustle.com/p/how-demi-lov…
Part 4 of @KVUE's series on the incredible work our friends at @RecoveryUnplgTX are doing to utilize the power of music to combat substance use disorder and promote sustained recovery! kvue.com/article/news/l…
Our office had the crew from the reality TV show 'Addiction Unplugged' in the office this afternoon to interview our Clinical Director, Patsy Bouressa. Coming in 2019! https://t.co/Rx3F58EZ2d
Some dos and don't's to help understand anxiety and panic attacks and how to be there for someone going through them. medium.com/@gtinari/how-t…
RT @sarahickman: It was an act of war. I concur. facebook.com/story.php?stor…
Last year, our friend Carl began the Grace Notes Project to give musicians in recovery an outlet to give back to the community. They're raising money to purchase a PA system, and we wanted to share this fundraiser to help them reach their goal! facebook.com/donate/2351036…
“We are the generation that’s watched several other generations of musicians turn to drugs and turn to excess and coping mechanisms that have destroyed them... We have a responsibility to talk about it and to remove the stigma.” theguardian.com/music/2018/jul…
Excited to be a part of @Pennyloaferpr's Pennyfest 2018, Sep 7 at @barracudaaustin! The lineup is stacked, with @quietcompanytx, @TheWellBand, @darkbirdband, @drjoemusic, @blackwhiteyears and a ton more. Grab your tickets now! facebook.com/events/2115433… https://t.co/RCIhGmGv3b
RT @troydillinger: Don’t let #4thOfJuly rain ruin your day - we’re making our own #fireworks from 7pm-12am w. great #Austin #music & #comed…
We're looking forward to celebrating @troydillinger's time in Austin tomorrow night at Troy Dillinger's "Bon Troyage Austin": A GTFO Party & Fundraiser at @saxonpub! We hope to see you all there. https://t.co/uSbpwhN3AM
Community Impact's @TopherJNeely has done an incredible job following the opioid crisis in Austin and how our city and SIMS Foundation have responded. communityimpact.com/austin/central…
Thank you @StDavidsFDN for continuing to support the mental well-being of the Austin music family. Our gratitude can be heard in all the live music you hear this year! SIMS' Darlene Starr and Patsy Bouressa with St. David's CEO, Earl Maxwell. https://t.co/FlsGn4r7I5
We lost a Texas metal legend this weekend. Vinnie Paul was one of the hardest hitting drummers you could find anywhere, helping to shape the direction of heavy metal for generations to come. Rest in peace, Vinnie. rollingstone.com/music/news/vin…
When someone you're close to is depressed for a lengthy period, being their support system can feel like a hopeless exercise at times. This article has some good tips to consider for when you're not sure what you can say or do to help. nytimes.com/2018/06/07/hea…
The Grace Notes Project, founded by our friend Carl Schmid, uses the healing power of music to give back to musicians in recovery and the community as a whole. We couldn't be prouder of Carl and everyone involved! fox7austin.com/news/local-new…
mystatesman.com/news/local/are… Although the opioid crisis hasn't affected ATX the way it has elsewhere in the US, we're not waiting around until things get worse. We've sounded the alarm and the city's leadership has seen that SIMS is a crucial component in working towards a solution.
RT @ATXVarietyShow: Wednesday July 4th at @SaxonPub it's #BonTroyage for @TroyDillinger with music & comedy from 7pm-midnite to benefit @SI…
Be kind to yourself. Reach out to someone & ask how they’re doing. You matter to us. No matter what you’re going through, we’re here & we’re listening. SIMS Clinical Line 512-494-1007 Ntl. Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Integral Care 24/7 Helpline 512-472-HELP
English musician @frankturner penned this piece for @TheBigIssue to talk about what he's learned on the road and gives advice to younger musicians to better look out for themselves while touring. bigissue.com/latest/health/…
We can't wait to see everyone tonight at @KungFuSaloon downtown! 4-9pm, invite your coworkers and friends! twitter.com/KungFuSaloon/s…
We were fortunate to have the El Paso Intl Music Foundation visit our office last month, and this is a big week for them and El Paso music! If you live in El Paso or know musicians/industry people who do, connect with the EPIMF and see how you can help! elpasoinc.com/lifestyle/loca…
Lovely piece by @Blackstock360 on one of our favorite Austin (or anywhere) singer-songwriters @jaimeeharris! mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
"If you’re struggling, don’t wait for something bad to happen. Don’t wait for a wake-up call. Talk to somebody. It’s not as scary as you think. There is hope. There is light. Just talk to somebody. Because fighting alone is the worst way to fight." theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles…
Next Tuesday, @KungFuSaloon Downtown gives back to Austin music with Drink 4 a Cause! From 4-9pm, enjoy some drinks and play some old school video games or skee ball, with 15% of their sales for the night coming to SIMS! facebook.com/events/2306488… https://t.co/3vpMmL7IGW
The Wine Down, now in its 6th year, is back at @3TENaustin tonight with music from @TheSourNotes! Entry is free, and proceeds benefit the fine folks at @austinmusic. facebook.com/events/1693378… https://t.co/dzZopL19B5
ATX musicians - finding a job that affords flexibility around a musician's schedule is difficult. The Line Hotel is new to town and would love to help some local musicians supplement their income. If you or a friend are looking, check out their openings! thelinehotel.com/austin/
Community Impact's @TopherJNeely has been covering our efforts to work with the City of Austin to address the opioid crisis in our community. Read his coverage of today's important vote and the next steps to be taken in the road ahead. communityimpact.com/austin/central…
This is a tremendous step forward in our endeavor to combat the opioid crisis, yet there's still much work to be done. It's all hands on deck, but we're lucky to live in a city like Austin where we can rely on continued support from the community.
We're excited to be able to update this with news that the resolution passed unanimously! We applaud the leadership shown by our City Council on this issue.
"A robust infrastructure is already in place for outreach, case management, and treatment, but the number of Austinites affected by this crisis continues to rise. That means it's time for all hands on deck." - SIMS Executive Director Heather Alden https://t.co/E1UJvHE5N2
Also speaking were resolution sponsors Mayor Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and City Council member Ann Kitchen. They've listened to how we're addressing this problem and see that collaboration between SIMS and the CoA is a crucial and constructive response to this crisis. https://t.co/5Pwz4FQD2S
This morning, SIMS Executive Director Heather Alden and board members Dr. Carlos Tirado and Carlos Sosa urged Mayor Steve Adler and the Austin City Council to approve a resolution supporting the city's efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic impacting Austin's communities. https://t.co/ZuwBCpHhBS
Austin Jukebox in partnership with SIMS Presents Puerto Rico Flowers, White Suns, Body Pressure and The Young Mothers at @beerlandtexas. Don't miss this tonight! Doors at 8pm, $5 cover. facebook.com/events/1781605…
Get this badass shirt while supplies last! Thanks Richard and all at @beerlandtexas! twitter.com/beerlandtexas/…
Counting down the days for the next Austin Jukebox at @beerlandtexas! facebook.com/events/1781605… https://t.co/WcLk2taDxE
Proud to have Dr. Carlos Tirado (second from right) on our Board of Directors, who has been instrumental in helping us understand the opioid crisis and how we can best serve our community during this time. twitter.com/miperlita23/st…
If you’ve ever been in a vulnerable situation or have shared your condition with someone, you will know that having it downplayed or mocked is one of the worst feelings in the world. forbes.com/sites/braintre…
This Sunday we'll join HOME, @swansongsaustin, @KidsGroove and @myhaam in saying happy birthday to a whole slew of Austin musicians at Hill's Cafe! $5+ suggested donation, music from 3-9. See you there! facebook.com/events/1932103… https://t.co/E9HZ2e6M0I
We've talked about @thewishartgroup before, now watch @passionpit's Michael Angelakos talk about his battle with bipolar disorder and what he's doing to help musicians and other creative individuals manage their mental health. yahoo.com/lifestyle/pass…
RT @IntegralCareATX: For #MentalHealthMonth, bakeries around town are joining @NAMIAustin to feature baked goods with an element of gray t…
Tomorrow night, @thesouppeddler Dave Ansel is hosting a backyard silent film night to benefit SIMS. We'll be catching a couple Charlie Chaplin classics with Grammy award winning pianist Floyd Domino providing live accompaniment! BYOB and BYOC (chair) https://t.co/t1GE45mFtX
Tomorrow night, @thesouppeddler Dave Ansel is hosting a backyard silent film night to benefit SIMS. We'll be catching a couple Charlie Chaplin classics with Grammy award winning pianist Floyd Domingo providing live accompaniment! BYOB and BYOC (chair) https://t.co/ZlzGTlmqdO
A little motivation for your Thursday. #MentalHealthMonth ctvnews.ca/entertainment/…
 
 
 
 
 
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