Mental health and substance use recovery services for Austin music industry and their families.
Ben Mawson, manager of @DUALIPA, @LanaDelRey, and @elliegoulding, talks about the necessity of social media for music marketing, and the negative effects it can have on artists' mental health. billboard.com/articles/busin…
Thank you @TrevorScottATX for highlighting us and @hihowareyouproj on #WorldMentalHealthDay! The more we spread the word to end stigma, the easier it is for people to reach out for help or accept help when it's offered. twitter.com/TrevorScottATX…
November 3, @blackjoelewis rocks the rooftop at @eberlyatx for the #SunsetSessions along with @YourMamahawk! Tickets are now LIVE, and we strongly recommend grabbing yours early while they still last. eberly.ticketleap.com/sunset-session… https://t.co/geSRTABeih
This Monday at @arlynstudios, an all-star lineup gives back to SIMS so we can keep our mission of mental wellness for the Austin music family going strong. Don't miss out, tickets available now! eventbrite.com/e/a-call-to-ac… https://t.co/qwJzVAi7dS
We stopped by @theabgb yesterday to pick up our big ol' check from A Night of Strait Country! Always good to spend time with the kind and passionate people that work there and give back to the local community. Thanks ABGB, Millie, @JaegerNotYaeger, and @wadeboat! https://t.co/pZtLRXmhSG
This Thursday, the wonderful people at #HowdyGals and #HyperrealFilmClub are screening The Devil and Daniel Johnston at the Ana Lark Center to benefit SIMS! We love and miss Daniel, & are thankful that this screening will help us provide mental health care to those who need it. https://t.co/cvpIv2gRd7
In this interview with @KXAN_News, ATX musician & SIMS Board member Carlos Sosa recalls surviving the tragic mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago today, & how trauma therapy through SIMS helped him push forward. We love you Carlos! kxan.com/news/two-years…
Had an unbelievable time last night at Paul & Us at @ONE2ONEBAR! Thanks to @giuliamillanta, and everyone who performed and came out to support, we raised over $1,000 for SIMS services! Paul McCartney would've been proud. We get by with a little help from our friends! https://t.co/vk0WYIC666
Tomorrow night at @EberlyATX! We've got the incredibly talented @jackievenson with @MIDCENTURYband playing the second #SunsetSessions of the fall, hosted by Laurie Gallardo of @KUTX . Tickets still available! eberly.ticketleap.com/eb-sunset-s-jv… https://t.co/bO38ysi4Cl
There have been so many incredible @danieljohnston tributes pouring in, and we're grateful that tonight's show at @HotelVegasATX benefits SIMS. Come out as they celebrate Daniel's memory all evening! https://t.co/L9r0NsyIyE
There have been so many incredible @danieljohnston tributes pouring in, and we're grateful that tonight's show at Hotel Vegas benefits SIMS. Come out as they celebrate Daniel's memory all evening! https://t.co/ROmFWdfyd5
[2/2] We're grateful for Paige Allison Hunter for spearheading the SIMS/@Rackspace partnership, and are looking forward to working with them in the future to strengthen our mission of mental wellness for the Central Texas music community.
[1/2] SIMS is excited to announce our new corporate partnership with @Rackspace, and want to give thanks to the Lavender Group, Rackspace's employee group focused on mental health awareness! Yesterday, a silent art auction coordinated by Danny Gibbons, raised over $400 for SIMS. https://t.co/Mth9SGkKlt
There are still tickets left for A Night Of Strait Country TONIGHT at @theabgb! In addition to a signed @GeorgeStrait cowboy hat, we'll also be raffling off a $1,500 @AllensBoots gift card good for a custom made pair of @Lucchese1883 boots! eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-s… https://t.co/HUE5rdIyRS
[2/2] Our gratitude goes to Pastor Michael Coffey, Assisting Minister Kelsey Kresse, Music Ministers Sevylla del Mazo, Bryan Rust, Oliver Rajamani, Luiz Coutinho, Noah Mosgofian, Eduardo Priego, and the FELC Choir. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported SIMS!
[1/2] It was a wonderful and inspiring night of music & fellowship at @FELCAustin for Rhythms of Life in God: A Percussion Eucharistic Liturgy. The night's theme was love & unity; we felt both as so many people came out to support SIMS through the participatory musical service. https://t.co/yXUbP5jxGP
Sending our best wishes to our friends at @myhaam on what is looking to already be another fun and successful #HAAMDay! kvue.com/article/entert…
Tonight we'll be at First English Lutheran Church for the premiere of Rhythms of Life in God: A Percussion Eucharistic Liturgy, benefiting SIMS. Music and fellowship tonight begins at 7pm - people of all faiths and no faith at all are welcome! facebook.com/events/6783394… https://t.co/1njE30cibb
We're less than a week away from the best annual @GeorgeStrait tribute show you'll see! This year: Each ticket purchased enters you in a raffle to win a George Strait cowboy hat SIGNED by the King of Country himself. Grab your tix now and don't miss out! facebook.com/events/2408784… https://t.co/dozWlpSj7r
LA Friends! You can support SIMS tonight at @theHiHatLA. They'll celebrate the incredible life and music of @danieljohnston all evening, and a signed art print of his will be raffled, with proceeds benefiting SIMS. Thank you @HauntedSummerLA and all playing tonight! ❤️ from ATX https://t.co/QyR0EPr1Dm
[2/2] Calls to our clinical line will be answered by Alliance Workforce Partners. They'll notify SIMS staff of any urgent matters, but as a reminder - if you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP OR 911. Thanks for your understanding.
[1/2] We're experiencing phone/internet outages in the SIMS office today. We apologize if you call and are unable to reach us. https://t.co/pucKEywuQe
We had a great time at the last Rhythm on the Water with @GetRhythmATX, and can't wait to do it again this Saturday with @thelectricjoint! There are still a few tickets left! facebook.com/events/4926528… https://t.co/oMDCYuc2Lw
We're at @TwinCreeksCC for the Austin Assoc. of Health Underwriters Annual Golf Tournament benefiting SIMS! Thanks to AAHU for bringing us out, @WeldonHenson for joining us to croon golfers as they get ready to tee off, @thewerdcompany for providing sound and all golfing today! https://t.co/XvLVdmeiO2
Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Check in on yourself and those around you. We'll be at @ImagineArtATX tonight for Bridge To Hope, an exhibit to bring awareness to suicide prevention that includes the work of SIMS clients. Please join us. https://t.co/xhu2SWhVLj
[3/3] And finally, gratitude to these incredible organizations: @DefendRedRiver, Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team, @FrontSteps, #TheOtherOnes, @HomeStreetMusic, #RainbowPatrolATX. Take the time to learn about them and get involved! https://t.co/qTsSfNUKkh
[2/3] Thanks to @CheerUpCharlies , @barracudaaustin, @EmpireATX, @mohawkaustin, @scratchouseatx and @swandiveaustin for hosting SFV and all the great artists who performed. Big thanks to @iq3photography for the awesome photos! https://t.co/D72wKmL90z
[1/3] Thank you to everyone who came out to #SaferVenuesFest this past Saturday night! We were humbled to be able to spread love and support for each other with so many great venues and organizations. The work is just getting started. *Photos by @iq3photography https://t.co/o5DBacDJh0
Thank you @deborific for highlighting not only #SaferVenuesFest, but the larger work being done through efforts between @DefendRedRiver, SIMS Exec Dir. Patsy Dolan Bouressa, nonprofit partners, & the broader community to make these areas safer for all. austin360.com/news/20190906/…
[2/2] Participating venues: @CheerUpCharlies, @barracudaaustin, @EmpireATX, @mohawkaustin, @scratchouseatx, @swandiveaustin Participating orgs : @DefendRedRiver, SIMS, Sexual Assault Response & Resource Team (SARRT), @Frontsteps, #TheOtherOnes, @HomeStreetMusic, #RainbowPatrol
[1/2] We're one day away and couldn't be more excited. If you believe that we can work together to make Red River Cultural District and Austin a safer space for music lovers and neighbors alike, we want to see you at one of these shows tomorrow night! https://t.co/DindCrkjfh
There are just a few tickets left for #RhythmOnTheWater with @WhiskeyShivers! We'll be on Lake Austin this Saturday raising money for mental wellness in Austin music, don't miss out! eventbrite.com/e/rhythm-on-th… https://t.co/ZDaAu9lJuV
SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa, Adrienne Lake at @HeardPresents, and Cody Cowan of @DefendRedRiver spoke with @CultureMapATX about Safer Venues Fest happening this Saturday at nearly every Red River music venue. austin.culturemap.com/news/entertain…
Justin Furstenfeld of @blueoctober asks you to help SIMS Foundation as we kick off our End of Summer Fundraising Campaign. Please head to simsfoundation.org/donate and keep mental wellness alive in Austin music. #ShotatStudiosatFischer https://t.co/2bVwy9KnnA
Justin Furstenfeld of @blueoctober asks you to help SIMS Foundation as we kick off our End of Summer Fundraising Campaign! Please head to simsfoundation.org/donate and keep mental wellness alive in Austin music. https://t.co/U3j1aCbwzP
[1/2] Our Marketing Associate James Whelan was on the #SayItLoudPodcast with @FairCityFire earlier this month to talk about SIMS and a multitude of topics, including how mental health has evolved in the music industry. faircityfire.com/podcast?fbclid… https://t.co/8JUXHCbeNh
[2/2] Give it a listen and grab your tickets for Too Damn Hot Affair with @ASinclairmusic, @lolatried, @FairCityFire & @MegafaunaATX, tomorrow night at @AntonesNightclb! bit.ly/TDHAATX19
Grateful for @fullnoterecords making SIMS the beneficiary for the first of five AWESOME shows at @CenoteAustin Windsor Park this month! This Monday at 7pm, catch stripped down sets by #LolitaLynne and @shane_cooley. Admission is free but donations are very welcome! https://t.co/xFgkYTX9xQ
“I had a person in a band, I won’t say who, write me to say, ‘You helped me save my own life.’” We loved learning about how @royalmtn started a mental health fund for their artist roster. Now we get to see the impact it's having. theglobeandmail.com/featured-repor…
Guaranteed entry is sold out, but come early on Monday and spend Labor Day at #TheLittleDarlin with music from @BunBTrillOG and BBQ from Philip Speer of #ComedorTX! facebook.com/events/9148809… https://t.co/iCINwFloZg
Tickets are on sale NOW for A Night of Strait Country at @theabgb! We're paying tribute to @GeorgeStrait all evening long on Sep 26. All ticket holders receive a raffle ticket to win this hat signed by the King of Country himself! strait-country.eventbrite.com https://t.co/mKBSjrKweP
Take a look at all the fun that took place during Season 1 of #SunsetSessions at @EberlyATX benefiting SIMS! Now head to eberlyaustin.com and grab your tix for Sunset Sessions Season 2 with @thetexasgents & @WomanSir THIS Sunday! Tix are limited. youtube.com/watch?v=cH3MSD…
[2/3] Javier spoke passionately about the partnership that has blossomed between our organizations, and the Musicians in Recovery group that he helped launch and lead.
[3/3] We once again want to express our gratitude to all at @studiosfischer for helping us and others tell these stories. Thank you to Kelleigh Drennon, Lisa Snow, Stephanie Rey, Ingrid Corona, Mike Acker, Pat Drennon, Raymond McGlamery, Lance Damuth, Dan Flynn, and Ben Poyant!
[1/3] Our Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa was back at @studiosfischer yesterday with Javier Soto, a Peer Recovery Coach from @C4RAustin. https://t.co/WNPpcNkTeO
@whitelightexpo Presents #SunsetSessions is back for the fall! If you missed out on the fun this spring, we're packing four BIG shows in the intimate rooftop space at @EberlyATX, starting Sep 1 with @thetexasgents and @WomanSir. Tickets available now! eberly.ticketleap.com/eberly-sunset-… https://t.co/12nbxbqhH0
"Two groups, Ben's Friends and Heard...have helped lead efforts to give service industry workers a place for help and healing and a chance to change the narrative surrounding their professional community." austin360.com/entertainmentl…
[2/2] With performances from #KellyHafner, @frederico7music, and @djdus, with @BeatsofBurden spinning records, there wasn't a dull moment. We got to send 2 lucky people to @aclfestival through the night's raffle, and want to thank @C3Concerts for generously donating the passes!
[1/2] Overjoyed with the support SIMS received through benefit events this weekend! We want to thank and congratulate Ryan and Mercedes at @PressJunkiePR for including us on their 10 year celebration Saturday night, and the friendly crew at @StubbsAustin for their hospitality. https://t.co/K2eRaFNQ4g
[3/3] This wouldn't have been possible without the wonderful people at @studiosfischer dedicating their day to SIMS & ATX music. Our sincere gratitude to Kelleigh Drennon, Lisa Snow, Stephanie Rey, Ingrid Corona, Mike Acker, Pat Drennon, Lance Damuth, Dan Flynn, & Ben Poyant. ❤️ https://t.co/ag2ZLOIW18
[2/3] We shared stories, laughed, cried a little, and discussed how we can better serve those struggling with mental health and substance use issues. We can't thank these three enough for their time, passion, and commitment to our mission. https://t.co/jv6KDOd18t
[1/3] SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa spent yesterday at @studiosfischer with Justin Furstenfeld of @blueoctober, Vanessa Lively from @HomeStreetMusic, and Tony Trevino from @RecoveryUnplgTX. https://t.co/dkdyZWFq5b
[2/2] This Friday and Saturday, Foster ATX celebrates three years of unique and inspired events. Join them for Cuban-inspired bites, artisanal cocktails, live music and parlor games. Head to fosteratx.com/attend to get your tickets while they last!
[1/2] Did you know @fosteratx has been making SIMS the beneficiary of their one-of-a-kind, exclusive pop-up dinners and concerts for the past year and half? fosteratx.com/attend https://t.co/Qy0ihX146m
September 7, head down to Red River, hear some great music, learn about and get involved with organizations like SIMS, Safe Alliance, Front Steps, Home Street Music, Rainbow Patrol ATX and The Other Ones Foundation. facebook.com/events/3610600… https://t.co/DS8UcalsJM
It's been an honor to make #SaferVenuesFest a reality with @DefendRedRiver and some organizations who are doing top notch work to make this community better for all. Thanks to @deborific for highlighting this fest and its mission! austin360.com/entertainmentl…
We love parties, and you won't want to miss this one! Saturday night at @StubbsAustin, @PressJunkiePR turns 10. We'll be there to celebrate, and so should you! eventbrite.com/e/press-junkie… https://t.co/2nTHAwnC1x
We're closing out the SIMS Summer Series at @keybaraustin this Saturday night with @VNEofficial! Get there early, stay late, and let's raise funds for mental wellness in Austin music together! facebook.com/events/4009252… https://t.co/W5XLHmA69t
"We need the folks that are coming down here to be safe, to have a good time. The staff, the homeless individuals, everyone to be able to live down here and thrive.” - Cody Cowan, @DefendRedRiver We want to see the RRCD & downtown ATX safer for EVERYONE. kvue.com/article/news/c…
RT @thenothingsong: What a beautiful night. Thank you to all the musicians that shared their art and paid tribute to Elliott Smith for what…
Happy 50th birthday, Elliott Smith. Your music still inspires us, comforts us, and leaves us in awe. We're paying tribute to him tonight at @CheerUpCharlies with performances by ATX artists who have drawn influence from Elliott's music. Come join us! facebook.com/events/2372335… https://t.co/GfebP6g7Br
"Just like we spend time working on our muscles at the gym to give us strength or reduce pain, mental muscles are equally important." Here's a few good habits that benefit mental wellness. What are some of your daily habits that keep you mentally fit? thriveglobal.com/stories/6-habi…
September 7, we'll be sailing the high seas (or something close to that) with @WhiskeyShivers and #RhythmOnTheWater! Tickets available now! bit.ly/shiverscruise https://t.co/dDSIafzJOG
"Reports show African Americans are less likely to seek help from mental health professionals. That's why UT is trying something new...The goal is to give people better access to mental health services and reduce the stigma around getting help." kvue.com/article/news/h…
On what would have been his 50th birthday, we'll be celebrating the life and music of Elliott Smith. Next Tues, Aug 6, join us at @CheerUpCharlies with @MovingPanoramas, Chris Simpson of @mtntime4evah @slomodrags, @daphnetunes, #amatheband and #maryann. facebook.com/events/2372335… https://t.co/o5NcLAajFF
"We don't have to be quiet. Strength does not have to be synonymous with silence." Former WWE wrestler AJ Mendez discusses her journey with bipolar disorder and how mental health is discussed in Latino families. #MinorityMentalHealthMonth youtube.com/watch?v=VP861H…
We're happy to have the support of @NicholeWagner_, who's raising money for SIMS tonight at @CigarVaultBuda! facebook.com/events/1071484… https://t.co/JbWQftRtFB
Catch us at @ONE2ONEBAR tonight at 6pm for The Eclectic Company/@patbyrne_ & @austinwordwoman Single Release! facebook.com/events/6355290… https://t.co/ejPh1YVkqx
#TooDamnHotAffair is back! @AustinDetours and @FairCityFire Present a big night of great local music Aug 31 at @AntonesNightclb, benefiting SIMS. Music from @ASinclairmusic, @lolatried, @faircityfire, and @MegafaunaATX. Tickets available now! bit.ly/TDHAATX19 https://t.co/vPudUy9rzo
For #MinorityMentalHealthMonth, another great video from @NAMICommunicate, chronicling Lorenzo Lewis, co-founder of @Theconfessproj. He talks about his childhood struggles and how he's built a culture of mental health for boys and men of color. youtube.com/watch?v=YOrv1O…
This Saturday night at @theabgb, #DavidBecksTejanoWeekend gets the crowd dancing and gives back to SIMS! Music at 9pm, admission is free! facebook.com/events/3132487…
This show is going to sell out, so grab your tickets while they last! facebook.com/events/5524318… https://t.co/Revl87nJTw
July is #MinorityMentalHealthMonth. In this video from @NAMICommunicate, NFL player Chris Hubbard goes back to his hometown of Columbus GA to speak with young athletes about overcoming mental health stigma. youtube.com/watch?v=sm3LlQ…
"Force yourself to do what you’re afraid of, always- and go after what you want and who you want to be, because you’re worth that." msn.com/en-us/music/ce…
[2/2] Sunday brought us the incredible Buffalo Hunt with @ShakeyGraves at Prospect House. Thank you to @jazzmillsmusic for making SIMS a part of this unforgettable evening! https://t.co/6vsjB4sDWx
[1/2] We had an incredible weekend of music thanks to @RobBairdmusic and @keybaraustin on Saturday for #SIMSSummerSeries. Special thanks to @TitosVodka for donating a sweet prize pack that we raffled off to one lucky guest!
Tomorrow night at @keybaraustin, join us for an evening with @RobBairdmusic! Free admission, but we're suggesting a $5-10 donation to SIMS if you can swing it. See you there! facebook.com/events/3421774… https://t.co/WiDsxDelXG
We can't wait for this! #MoontimeEvents and @austin360 just announced the #RhythmOnTheWater @thelectricjoint boat cruise on Sep 21! Early bird tickets on sale now: bit.ly/kalucruise Complimentary food and bevs will be provided to all guests, with proceeds benefiting SIMS! https://t.co/GiARYeZ7YN
Some great tips on surviving as a touring musician, including taking the time time to protect your mental health. liveforlivemusic.com/news/survive-l…
"Young Black & Latinx people in the U.S. have a very different relationship with mental illness than their white peers, including higher rates of attempted suicide. And...it’s still largely taboo to talk about mental illness openly, let alone seek help." vice.com/en_us/article/…
We're at @keybaraustin this Sat night for SIMS Summer Series featuring @RobBairdmusic and a special guest DJ! Suggested $5-10 donation to SIMS. We'll be hanging out to take donations, talk about mental wellness in Austin music, and have a good time listening to good music! https://t.co/EHDrw6p0wS
It's always great to have old friends visit! SIMS co-founder Wayne Nagel dropped by the SIMS office this afternoon to drop off proceeds from Melvin Miller's Birthday Memorial this July 6. We thank everyone who honored Melvin's life and love of Austin music through this show. https://t.co/LZ3MMLrKRS
“Artists often have mental health issues. And their lifestyles are unstable because of all the travelling and the media commentary on their lives.” theguardian.com/music/2019/jul…
There are few finer things in life than an evening listening to the incredible @tameca_jones, but how about an evening listening to Taméca that benefits mental wellness in Austin music? facebook.com/events/5524318… https://t.co/UjuX3o68N5
@ShakeyGraves presents a big fun summer party this Sunday at Prospect House, with raffle proceeds benefiting SIMS! Tickets will NOT be sold at the door, so get yours beforehand and we'll see you there! facebook.com/events/4500867… https://t.co/rYFqv1i4mX
Some more gratitude for this Friday. @skunkmanhattan paid the SIMS office a visit this week to donate $300 raised through raffle ticket sales at this year's Skunkfest! Thanks to Skunk, the awesome bands at Skunkfest, and the fans who support mental wellness for Austin music! https://t.co/Q04aaHI8I6
We don't keep Austin music going strong without the support of our generous community partners. Thank you @LEVITATION and LEVITATION fans for raising over $2,500 dollars through your sales drive for SIMS Foundation! https://t.co/l2a04hD1jj
@crashandridepod is hosted by drummer Patrick Ferguson & keeps the mental health conversation going thru talks with musicians about anxiety, depression, substance use disorder & other issues. ATX's @thorharris666 is his latest guest. Give it a listen! crashandride.libsyn.com/crash-and-ride…
We don't condone or condemn drinking alcohol - it's your life, your choice, and you do what's best for you! But if you want to seek counseling or other services to cut down or eliminate alcohol use in your life, we're here and ready to help. today.com/health/women-w…
It was magic indeed! We're glad we got to come out to #LuckTexas Saturday night and are already itchin' for a return visit. austin360.com/entertainmentl… https://t.co/OeZKcPkZRt
@rashiphop aren't just amazing because of their high energy shows and uplifting music, but for the effort they put into giving back to community and being a positive influence on future generations. Give this a read and start your weekend with a smile! austin360.com/entertainmentl…
We live in a city with some incredible women who have done wonders to amplify the conversation around mental health! austinchronicle.com/news/2019-07-0…
@SunRadioTX's Kevin Connor sat down with our Interim ED, Patsy Dolan Bouressa, to discuss SIMS' shift to a focus on emotional wellness, our current financial crunch, and the incredible SIMS providers we partner with who make our mission possible! sunradio.com/sims-foundatio…
Who's coming out to @ONE2ONEBAR tonight for @jellyellington's Guitar Jam?! facebook.com/events/4096926… https://t.co/CmK7QH0wUt
On Friday, @LEVITATION launched a HUGE 50% off sale of shirts, art, and more, with 100% of proceeds coming to SIMS and mental wellness for Austin music! Shop the sale now while supplies last! shop.levitation-austin.com/collections/si… twitter.com/LEVITATION/sta…
Have you gotten your tickets for the 3rd Annual Rosé Soirée at @EberlyATX yet? Get yours while they last, and come upstairs to the SIMS table and say hi while you're there! facebook.com/events/3010736…
Outspoken pop singer @halsey talks candidly about her bipolar disorder, sexual assaults, and how she's able to be stay productive and creative throughout her rise to fame. These are the stories that make a difference in the mental health conversation! rollingstone.com/music/music-fe…
We'll be at Skunkfest this Saturday at @catilive! Come rock with us, and purchase a few raffle tickets while you're there. Proceeds support our mission of keeping mental wellness in Austin music going strong! facebook.com/events/2260125… https://t.co/YBJI83SZBU
 
 
 
 
 
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