Mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin music industry and their families. Header photo provided by Homestead Creative Studio.
RT @beerlandtexas: .@LEVITATION 2018 begins today! Don't miss our official shows happening through Sunday. Ticket links can be found via ou…
We're just a day away from the start of @LEVITATION 2018 benefiting SIMS, and we couldn't be more psyched! If you've got tickets to any of the @mohawkaustin shows this weekend, make sure you stop by the SIMS table and say hi! levitation-austin.com/lineup-and-sch…
This past Saturday, we got together at @KickButtCoffee to celebrate the life of Jason Perry Cook. Thank you to Bonnie for inviting us to be a part of this, Dottie for being an incredible host, and everyone who generously gave to SIMS! It was such a beautiful experience. https://t.co/ojVMrVPVx6
We'll be at @KickButtCoffee today from 4-8 for this special event, and we hope to see you all there! facebook.com/events/5527805…
RT @GentlemanJervis: Today let’s all practice not beating ourselves up. • Don’t call yourself negative names. • Forgive yourself for makin…
We'll be on hand as well to talk to attendees about our role in supporting the mental wellness of the Austin music community, and we hope you'll join us in celebrating Jason's life! facebook.com/events/5527805…
This Sat, we'll be at @KickButtCoffee for A Celebration of the Life of Jason Perry Cook, 4-8pm. There will be music, storytelling, and an auction, with proceeds benefiting SIMS in Jason's honor. https://t.co/fle1TXVSGY
It's always a treat to see SIMS co-founder, Don Harvey & A is Red in action! Thankful to Rev. Merrill Wade for continuing to include us in the always-amazing Soul of a Musician Series last night. https://t.co/7sGhY1CzUk
Thanks to all who came out to @ContinentalATX this Sat for Hey, Loretta! Once again, Teri Joyce put on a darn good time, & we're so very thankful to be the event's beneficiaries. @_charlesphoenix was simply an amazing pie auctioneer, & the evening's performers did Loretta proud! https://t.co/VNzr0DCjJ8
Tomorrow night at @ContinentalATX. Can't wait to see you there, Austin! https://t.co/RQXcMMjiDZ
Congrats to @ErikaWennerstr1 on her incredible solo debut! We're lucky enough to say that she's graced the stage at SIMS events, and love seeing her growth as a musician! austinchronicle.com/music/2018-04-…
Kudos to @Ride_Austin, @CentralHealth and @setonfamily for taking steps to ensure low income patients without access to transportation can still get the health services they need. This is the kind of program that helps make our entire community healthier! mystatesman.com/news/local/hea…
Hey, Loretta! is back at the @ContinentalATX! Austin's finest honky-tonk gals sing Loretta, and the Ambassador of Americana, @_charlesphoenix, heads up the pie auction. You won't find a better pie social! 4/14, 8pm, $15 at the door, proceeds go to SIMS! facebook.com/events/5874084… https://t.co/Sea9ngQ8xT
Thanks to Chad Swiatecki and the @austinmonitor for putting this piece together highlighting the health crisis we're fighting and the considerable strain it's put on our financial resources. If you'd like to contribute to our ongoing mission, please visit simsfoundation.org/donate
"We can get out in front of this. If this truly is a crisis for the whole city, the music community is a place where we can solve this.” - SIMS Executive Director Heather Alden on combating the opioid crisis in Austin's music community austinmonitor.com/stories/2018/0…
Thank you @StDavidsFDN for supporting Austin musicians with your matching gift during #AmplifyATX! https://t.co/ByqwZjRr51
Thank you @StDavidsFDN for supporting Austin musicians with your matching gift during #AmplifyAustin! https://t.co/yYfgn7CXbB
New location, new time! Sober Jam returns for 2018 tonight at @ndaustin, from 6-9pm. We can't wait to see y'all there! facebook.com/events/4177249…
We're at @ATX_Backstage at El Mercado South this morning for the final March Purgatory Players gospel brunch benefiting SIMS! Enjoy some migas and music, 11am-1pm today, free admission. facebook.com/PurgatoryPlaye…
There's no way we can thank everyone we need to thank for making SIMS at #SXSW such a success in 140 or even 280 characters, so head over to our FB! facebook.com/simsfoundation… https://t.co/sq1tcjFoP0
Music, craft vendors, @ArtBattles auditions, and exclusive cocktails! We'll be at @StillATX today for Emergent Agency's Music Bazaar. Free admission, doors at noon, music from 1-10:30pm, and a portion of proceeds benefit SIMS and @MosaicSoundCo! facebook.com/events/1960631… https://t.co/K8W3mkcTLW
Get out to this! Tonight at @4thtap, music for a good cause as a dollar from each core beer poured goes to SIMS. Music starts at 8pm with @TheSydneyWright followed by @selflesslovers! twitter.com/musicfirsthand…
We're here and ready for day two in the Artist Gifting Lounge! #SXSW musicians, catch us on the 4th floor of the Austin Convention Center for counseling, mental health and recovery resources, or just to chat and see what SIMS is all about! Thu-11am-6pm Fri-11am-6pm Sat-11am-4pm https://t.co/a6GOGITQW8
It's gonna be a party tonight as hip-hop and live graffiti hit @thesaharalounge! We'll be there all night and can't wait to see each and every one of you there. facebook.com/events/1427249… #SXSW #FREESXSW https://t.co/EsZRcioBzr
#SXSW artists, we're on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center outside the Artist Gifting Lounge with licensed clinicians for all your mental wellness needs! Stop by and have a chat! Today - til 6pm Thu-11am-6pm Fri-11am-6pm Sat-11am-4pm https://t.co/yaUbUYcQFL
Starting in just a bit! @supesec and @twistworthy Records showcase at @beerlandtexas. No badge needed, no cover. We'll be hanging out, so come enjoy some awesome local bands with us! #SXSW #FREESXSW https://t.co/aRcAL30XkD
For the first time ever, SIMS will serve #SXSW musicians with free on-site counseling and recovery support! Artists can stop by our booth and receive counseling from a SIMS provider or recovery support and resources for their emotional needs during the fest. Stop by and chat! https://t.co/ym2iIkpIOY
RT @onvinylmedia: Thank you again for the love we received yesterday! 💖 We raised over $1,300 for Austin musicians and @SIMSfoundation. Fin…
The fine folks at @onvinylmedia and @InfluenceHumans are hosting an awesome benefit for SIMS this afternoon with music from @abhi_thenomad @The_Mammoths_TX and tons more! If you RSVP'd, we'll see you there! facebook.com/events/1540132… https://t.co/Csqn2RCceg
Happy birthday, Sims Ellison. We love and miss you, and are proud to carry on your legacy through our work serving the Austin music family's mental health. If you have any photos or stories of Sims, we'd love for you to share with us! #HappyBirthdaySims https://t.co/uvTG3mbAcG
We're grateful to @LouisBlackTX, Sandy Boone, Producer Celeste Quesada, Music Director Charlie Sexton, @AustinChronicle, performers, prod. crew, volunteers, and Austin music fans for making the @ATXmusicAwards so incredible, and raising $25k for SIMS and the Austin music family! https://t.co/QZXKuxwxi7
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Our team at SIMS is led by some of the most badass women Austin has to offer, committed to keeping Austin's music family happy and healthy. We're proud of that fact today, and every day.
RT @onvinylmedia: SOUTH AUSTIN SHOWCASE GIVEAWAY 🎉 •Official March 15th Day Pass 🤩😱 •This EPIC Show Poster // Art by Adrian Oviedo // @Per…
Looking for a way to celebrate Int'l Women's Day here in the #ATX? 4 Austin world music greats take to the stage tomorrow, Mar 8 to raise their voices and honor the fight for women’s rights. Tix available now bit.ly/socialWD #PressforProgress #ATXIWD #supportwomenartists https://t.co/Twk3b32E8M
RT @LEVITATION: LEVITATION's 7th annual official @sxsw showcase and day party - Thursday March 15 at @HOTELHOTBURRITO! RSVP: https://t.co/…
Love this poster, love the lineup! The only way to go is to request to RSVP through @onvinylmedia, and the only way to request to RSVP is to donate to their GoFundMe benefiting SIMS! twitter.com/natphantastic/…
We're also taking part in these great events throughout the week, starting with the Purgatory Players on Mar 11 and ending with @DavidGarzaMusic and friends on Mar 18! More details for all these good happenings at: facebook.com/simsfoundation… #SXSW2018 #SXSW #SupportAustinMusic
SXSW is here, and SIMS will be keeping busy next week! We're excited to be in the Artist Gifting Lounge from March 14-17 with SIMS licensed clinicians providing emotional wellness and recovery support for SXSW performers. Stop by and say hi! #SXSW2018 #SXSW #SupportAustinMusic https://t.co/Pma092qOfc
Thanks to Jeff and the Players for having us and everyone who generously donated to SIMS! We'll be back the next three Sundays (March 11, 18, and 25), so if you missed it yesterday, we'll see you at the next one.
Yesterday was the 1st March Purgatory Players show benefiting SIMS at @ATX_Backstage! We were filled with the Players' special brand of non denominational spirit courtesy of Kimmie Rhodes, @JeffPlankenhorn, Dony Wynn, Gabriel Rhodes, @jaimeeharris, & Brad Tretola. https://t.co/LFUiqF5KFi
It's March, which means we'll be at @ATX_Backstage at El Mercado South every Sunday for the Purgatory Players benefiting SIMS! Tomorrow, grab some brunch with us from 11am to 1pm and kick your Sunday off right. facebook.com/PurgatoryPlaye…
This is beyond incredible! The people of Austin came together the past 24 hours and rallied to make @ILH_IGH's goal of $10 million raised for local nonprofits a reality. This is why we're so proud to call Austin TX our home. Thank you all who gave, even if it wasn't to SIMS! twitter.com/ILH_IGH/status…
"You give to the SIMS Foundation, you might be saving a life." - SIMS co-founder and Austin musician Don Harvey Please help us reach out #AmplifyATX goal of $50,000 by donating before 6pm today and helping to spread the word! amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/simsfoundation https://t.co/Kn8LYYFCfv
This year I donated to @Skillpoint, @SIMSfoundation, and @CASATravis during #AmplifyATX. Regardless of how much, or to who, I hope you will give and support the non-profit community that supports Austin! bit.ly/2oC2t6N
 
Thanks for not only donating, but also spreading the word! ❤️#AmplifyATX
 
You’re a rockstar! Thanks! ✨
"Perfectly sane people become addicted to these medications and end up dead. Lawyers, plumbers, philosophers, celebrities — addiction doesn’t care who you are." time.com/5168435/flea-t…
Help SIMS fight back against the growing opioid epidemic - Amplify starts at 6pm today! - mailchi.mp/simsfoundation…
Today at 6pm marks the beginning of Amplify Austin, where we are asking you to pitch in whatever you can to help us address the growing opioid epidemic. You can schedule your donation at the link below! amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/simsfoundation
We had such a fun time with everyone at the @ATXmusicAwards last night! Thanks to all everyone who talked about mental health on stage, out in the crowd, or at our SIMS table. And a big thanks to Fiona Apple for putting on a spectacular surprise performance! https://t.co/2z939iTCux
A fantastic piece from @Blackstock360 on Austin music's MVP, and the music director for tonight's #AustinMusicAwards, Charlie Sexton. mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
SIMS has an important role to play in our city's opioid crisis response. We have to act now to stop this insidious disease before it takes more lives in our community. Schedule your donation for #AmplifyATX and your gift will be matched on Friday! bit.ly/AmplifySIMS https://t.co/iezdNCyyva
We can't believe this is just one day away! Have you gotten your tickets to this year's 36th Annual Austin Music Awards yet? https://t.co/PKSOX94M4R
@Nakia gave an absolutely heartfelt and touching keynote address at this year's Elevate by Psych Congress. We are so very lucky to have him in our lives as both a talented performer and an extraordinary human being! psychcongress.com/article/elevat…
@Nakia gave an absolutely heartfelt and touching keynote address at this year's Elevate by Psych Congress. We are so very lucky to have him in our lives as both a talented performer and an extraordinary human being! psychcongress.com/article/elevat…
RT @onvinylmedia: If @Do512 says to do it, then you should probably do it. March 11th we are coming in 🔥 w/ @The_Mammoths_TX @smiilemusica…
RT @ATXmusicAwards: #TBT How fantastic is this 1988 AMAs photo with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and @rosieflorestwee? We've had lots of incredible…
We're getting ready to spend a couple hours with many of Austin's best music support nonprofits tonight at @emosaustin. Make sure you come say hi at "Feel the Love"! facebook.com/events/5352402… #FeelTheLove #PlugIn #SupportAustinMusic https://t.co/fskC156Iki
We'll be there to talk to you about how SIMS provides mental health and substance use recovery services at low to no cost to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their families.
Learn about the fun shows and events you can participate in as part of our volunteer experience, and how you can help others simply by being a mental wellness advocate. Doors open at 7pm, and admission is FREE! #FeelTheLove #PlugIn
SIMS has been showing love to Austin music all month, hitting as many clubs as possible to support our live music scene! This Wed, come out to @emosaustin for @austinmusic's "Feel the Love" Music Industry Expo and meet some of Austin's best music support nonprofits. https://t.co/N9VbSSof7R
RT @ughhblog: ATX & Excellence With Aceyalone, Big Arch, Ridd & Wrecc (CVE) + More During SXSW undergroundhiphopblog.com/2018/02/11/atx… SIMS Foundation Bene…
"So, far from metal music and identity causing them mental health issues, as popular opinion would have, most survived the challenges they encountered in their young lives by utilizing metal." abc.net.au/news/2018-02-1…
Tomorrow night, come out to @beerlandtexas for the 10th installment of Austin Jukebox, a uniquely uncanny concert experience. AJ #10 features Martin Rev, The Hentchmen, Heavy Times, and Elisa Ambrogio. Tickets are, as always, $5 at the door, with free t-shirts while they last! https://t.co/1Dc3xftBbq
“The national opioid epidemic is at our doorstep and we really need to act now before it takes over every corner of our community.” -SIMS Executive Director Heather Alden kxan.com/2018/02/14/aus…
Tonight, starting at 9pm! We're ready to feel the love, are you? https://t.co/urWpeJ6rLP
Love your charities tomorrow night with us at @CheerUpCharlies! Music and V-Day fun all night, benefiting SIMS, @OutYouth, @americangateway, and @GirlsRockAustin. We'll bring the candy, you just bring yourself (and anyone else who wants to come along)! facebook.com/events/1775047… https://t.co/Z1JduirwhD
We're both proud of our friend @Nakia, and thankful that he is such an impassioned advocate for our foundation and spreading mental health awareness. We're looking forward to seeing him give the keynote address at Elevate by Psych Congress! psychcongress.com/article/elevat…
We're both proud of our friend @Nakia, and thankful that he is such an impassioned advocate for our foundation and spreading mental health awareness. We're looking forward to seeing him give the keynote address at Elevate by Psych Congress! psychcongress.com/article/elevat…
We'll be at @AntonesNightclb tonight for The Austin Blues Revue's super-special Valentine's business social and music showcase. Tickets are still available, so grab yours and we'll see you at Antone's tonight! bluesbash02122018.eventbrite.com https://t.co/YqxMrKQinF
RSVP at the link below. It's "Love Austin Music" month, so what better time to learn about the different resources Austin music industry professionals have available to them? We'll see you there! bit.ly/2ryRiQy #FTL2018 #FeelTheLove #PlugIn
Feb 21, from 7-9pm at @emosaustin, we're going to be taking part in @austinmusic Foundation's 4th Annual "Feel the Love" Music Industry Expo! This event is FREE and open to the public, and is a great way to learn about and meet people from Austin's best music support nonprofits. https://t.co/Ob34KHvNkS
"In a statement, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said aggressive marketing that led people to overuse and ultimately become addicted to opioids has caused real devastation in the county." austinchronicle.com/news/2018-02-0…
At SIMS, we're seeing this devastation first hand. Our number of clients seeking addiction treatment doubled in 2017, and this crisis is only expected to get worse.
However...we're even more excited to be able to say that we're the official charity partner of this year's fest! More details to come, but we can't wait to be a part of this. Weekend passes and single show tickets available now! eventbrite.com/o/levitation-1…
Excited for the lineup additions to @LEVITATION! This year's fest is spread out between @StubbsAustin, @mohawkaustin, @barracudaaustin, @EmpireATX, @CheerUpCharlies and @emosaustin, and the lineup is stacked top to bottom with must-see artists from Austin and around the world. https://t.co/Oe8af9BijT
ATX musicians: Music heals. If you're looking for a great way to give back to the community and help children in need, check out MyMusicRx! gov.texas.gov/music/post/st.…
Six years! Absolutely incredible and inspiring. We're very proud of Jason, who's an honorary Texan by the way! Whether it's six years, six months, or six days, keep it up one day at a time and be good to yourself. twitter.com/JasonIsbell/st…
Our friends at @foundcom are offering free tax preparation help for those that meet their income requirements. Don't wait until April 17 to give them a visit, they'll only get busier the closer it gets to Tax Day! kut.org/post/foundatio…
Austin music is just the best. @KUTX, @austinmusic and @ATXMusicOffice have declared it "Love Austin Music Month". We love Austin music, you love Austin music. Get out and show that love this month! kutx.org/features/love-…
Jay-Z talks to Van Jones about mental health stigmas and getting therapists in schools: cnn.com/2018/01/27/us/…
Happy 65th birthday Lucinda Williams! We can't wait to see @HappyWoman9 at this year's 36th Annual Austin Music Awards on February 28. youtube.com/watch?v=LSyI1n…
We'll be at one of our favorite places in the entire world, @MosaicSoundCo this Saturday for the first Austin @musicspeeddate of the year! Four artists, five sets...choose your own musical adventure! https://t.co/KR2Ivr6g0q
Last night was truly a special event, and we're delighted to have celebrated @danieljohnston's birthday with all of you. Today is a new day, but don't let that stop you from asking a friend or loved one "Hi, how are you?". Photo courtesy of Chris Lammert. instagram.com/chrislammert https://t.co/iy61PyLO4u
Looking to participate in "Hi, How Are You?" Day but unsure what you should say? Here's a how-to! #hihowareyou https://t.co/MKrgoWpAKf
While we're pretty wrapped up in the very first #hihowareyouday, we want to also point out that today is the last day you can vote for your favorites in Austin music for the @AustinChronicle poll. We'll find out the winners Feb 28 at the @ATXmusicAwards! twitter.com/ATXmusicAwards…
We want to wish a very special Happy Birthday to @danieljohnston. His gift for songwriting has been an inspiration to all of us at SIMS, and you can join us in celebrating his birthday tonight at @mohawkaustin for Hi, How Are You? Day! #hihowareyou https://t.co/eUj2E4ruWO
RT @ChronEvents: RECOMMENDED: Hi, How Are You? Day at @mohawkaustin with @MovingPanoramas and more. austinchronicle.com/calendar/music… https://t.co/zC…
And in case you haven't gotten your tickets for tonight's event at @mohawkaustin, there are still some left! Follow the link in the event page to purchase yours. facebook.com/events/1705857…
We encourage you to share your stories and experiences about mental health on social media with the hashtag #hihowareyou. Tag a friend you'd like to support, and let's get the conversation going together.
Hi Austin, how are you? Today, we invite you to ask your friends, family, co-workers and loved ones—"Hi, how are you?" It's a simple thing to do, but it can have an incredible effect. Please join us in changing the way we talk about mental well-being.
"Hi, How Are You" Day isn't simply to celebrate Daniel Johnston's music (although we WILL do that). It's a movement so that we can talk openly and comfortably about mental well-being. We hope you'll join us in this on Monday, Jan 22. youtube.com/watch?v=8vETqG…
The Austin Chronicle chatted with Daniel Johnston about The Innocent Frog, and Hi, How Are You? Day organizers Tom Gimbel and Courtney Blanton about the extra amazing event we've got coming up Monday! austinchronicle.com/music/2018-01-…
First round of performers for the @ATXmusicAwards is out with @theblackangels and @HappyWoman9 (Lucinda Williams) leading the way. There's still time to vote for your favorite Austin music...everything! Follow the link in the article and vote by Jan 22. austinchronicle.com/daily/music/20…
Kathy McCarty of Austin band Glass Eye is performing at Hi, How Are You? Day this Monday. Her 1994 album "Dead Dog's Eyeball: Songs of Daniel Johnston" is a criminally underrated album that's adored by just about anyone who's heard it. Give it a listen! open.spotify.com/album/2FBS1xds…
Hi, How Are You? Day is 10 days away, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to check in on a friend or loved one, and ask "Hi, how are you?". We're excited to be involved in this project with so many people who share our passion in changing how we talk about mental well-being! https://t.co/6znl3OAjrB
Have you voted for this year's @ATXmusicAwards yet? There's still time! We're happy to be considered for Best Music Support Nonprofit along with the incredible organizations @myhaam, @austinmusic, @swansongsaustin and @blackfret. austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-mu…
We're thrilled to take part in "Hi, How Are You?" Day! On January 22, we encourage you to check in with your friends and family and ask "Hi, How Are You?". The day is dedicated to spreading awareness, and reducing stigma surrounding mental well-being. facebook.com/events/1705857… https://t.co/U9D1bEmjf6
"From 2015 to 2017, there were nearly 3,000 more music-related jobs added to the state, now up to around 95,000. There was also about $8.5 billion in annual economic activity, up from $7.5 billion in 2015." kxan.com/2018/01/08/rep…
"Everything counts. Everything matters. It is all worth it. We need everyone. Every single person can directly impact someone’s opportunity to be alive in recovery today. We as a recovery community must share this message." manchesterinklink.com/recovery-commu…
A little cold can't keep Austin down. It's been an awesome Free Week so far and it continues tonight. Make sure to stop by @barracudaaustin and cast your @ATXmusicAwards vote at the @AustinChronicle table! twitter.com/ATXmusicAwards…
 
 
 
 
 
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