Mental health and substance use recovery services for Austin music industry and their families.
gq.com/story/clean-mu… 9 musicians from different backgrounds and eras, with different drugs of choice, and different levels of 'rock bottom', shared their stories of why they chose sobriety and how it's helped them thrive.
A few words from @BigBoi regarding how we talk about mental health. youtube.com/watch?v=ahmI0J…
"And it’s not just artists whose health needs watching out for. Many in the industry – the PR professionals, booking agents, the coat check girl – work for the love of it, and struggle to make ends meet. “People need to focus on the industry as a whole.” mixmag.net/feature/avicii…
The second round of voting is underway! We're happy to be listed among some other incredible music support nonprofits. Vote for your favorites in all things Austin music, and get your tickets for the @ATXMusicAwards, Feb 27 at @acllive! austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-mu…
We want to give a HUGE thank you to @CarsonMcHone13 & the many musicians, music lovers, & @WhiteHorseATX staff for coming out on XMas Eve to raise over $2,300 for mental health in Austin music! This helps us start off 2019 on the right foot, & we're appreciative for the support. https://t.co/rhWEUxwC3B
It's been an incredible 2018 working with you all to keep Austin music healthy. We want you all to be there in 2019 to continue that journey. Have fun but stay safe tonight, whatever you get into. kvue.com/article/news/h…
As we continue to work with our community to destigmatize the many conversations surrounding mental health, we expect those numbers to grow. With your support, we're excited to continue our mission of bringing mental wellness to the Austin music family. simsfoundation.org/donate
End 2018 on a high note! With just a few hours left in the year, we're asking you to help us start 2019 strong. We've been proud to help over 600 musicians and music industry professionals receive mental health and substance use services this past year. https://t.co/5hYltbqo1c
We continue to address and fight the negative stigma for seeking treatment, and we won't stop anytime soon. We have the network and expertise to address opioid and other drug abuse in Austin. We just need your support. simsfoundation.org/donate
The stories and stats are alarming, but we were ready for a fight. Using our expertise and SIMS Provider Network, we took on opioids through treatment, advocacy and education. We worked with Mayor Adler and the City Council to pass a resolution on a response to the opioid crisis.
In 2018, we saw the opioid crisis devastate communities all around. Overdoses rose throughout TX, and the number of clients seeking SIMS substance use services doubled from 2016-17. This year, we were forced to ration services to meet the demand of all those seeking treatment. https://t.co/IRskcwmFBA
Events like SXSW give Austin a unique opportunity to show the rest of the world how well we support our music community. As the year winds down, we’re asking for your support to continue funding our mission of mental wellness for the Austin music family. simsfoundation.org/donate
2018 marked the first year we brought our services directly to SXSW. We provided on-site counseling and mental health/substance use resources for musicians/industry pros. visiting ATX. It was an honor for our clinicians/providers to offer their services to people from all over. https://t.co/XepAy7nnAZ
We know that this is just scratching the surface, and there is so much more to learn. Your end of year gift helps us explore new avenues of research so we can deliver the best results possible for SIMS clients. simsfoundation.org/donate
One of our proudest efforts this year was participating in original research on musician stress with Dr. Lloyd Berg and Dell Med School. The study showed that musicians benefit when they have access to accessible/affordable mental health services. youtube.com/watch?v=oxSl3u… https://t.co/xQqw3D0D5g
We're ready to explore new pathways towards well-being that will benefit our clients, but there is much work to be done. Your end of year gift to SIMS helps us continue those efforts. simsfoundation.org/donate/
We were proud to announce our partnership with @YogaYogaAustin this year, the first step in an expansion of our service array to include more mental wellness tools. We then got to highlight that partnership at ACL Fest this year by offering fest-goers mindful meditation! https://t.co/Rgg5Y2dq1r
When you give to SIMS, you're helping to strengthen the foundation of Austin music. Please consider donating in honor of a loved one this holiday season. simsfoundation.org/donate https://t.co/O93jsDhPWX
We're closed for the year! We wish you all a safe and warm holiday season and look forward to serving our Austin music family in 2019. https://t.co/VbUXtON7cU
We're closed for the year! We wish you all a safe and warm holiday season and look forward to serving our Austin music family in 2019. https://t.co/HEVmNsL8oq
We're humbled to know amazing people like Gabe. No two recovery stories are the same, but when we share them, we know that more people will understand that no matter what they're going through, they're not alone and there is a path towards healing. simsfoundation.org/my-story-of-li…
“It’s like my life was like this show and I was always supposed to be on. But when the show was over, I was completely miserable. For a long time, I wasn’t happy when I woke up in the morning.” nme.com/news/music/kid…
"The holidays bring joy and happiness as well as frustration and stress. This holiday season, you may have many things to take care of, but the most important one is yourself." nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blo…
It was such a pleasure having @jellyellington stop by the SIMS office yesterday. He presented us with proceeds from his 6th Annual Christmas Jam last Thursday, which came out to over $1,000! We're lucky to have you Jelly, thank you for the support you've shown us. https://t.co/7KXn31LcJi
Check out the album and read her story of recovery on our NEW website feature, 'Stories From Backstage' - a platform to share stories, break down stigmas, and show that Austin music is at the forefront of fostering mental wellness in our city and beyond. simsfoundation.org/processing-men…
We want to congratulate @AcAftermath on the release of her new album, "Kintsugi! We're proud to have the support of artists like AC Aftermath, who has given back to Austin music and inspired others to change their lives in a positive direction. open.spotify.com/artist/5fLydBP… https://t.co/h3izWolc7q
New artists are constantly being added to @onvinylmedia's local music merch store. Get the latest from your favorite Austin artists and give back to the community! During the month of December, 50% of profits go to SIMS and @myhaam. onvinylmedia.com/store.html https://t.co/xlxm3bV1GP
Holiday shopping for the ATX music lovers in your life? Come see us at On The Record Music Marketplace at @NativeHostels today from 11-3! We've got @ACL_RADIO Broadcasts vol. 26 CDs AND vinyl, Friends of SIMS CDs produced by Kyle Ellison, stickers, koozies and t-shirts for sale! https://t.co/E2yEtxZpeA
We couldn’t have built it without the expertise and passion brought by Homestead Creative Studio, Lindsey Tyner and @alt_creative, Lisa Kaselak, Todd V. Wolfson and @kayleighqueue. We graciously thank them and all of you who help support the SIMS mission.
Donate today and learn how we’re making a difference in our community at the newly redesigned simsfoundation.org, which we are extremely proud to launch! Our website now has more resources, new ways to give back and get involved, and helps you stay connected.
Austin, we need you now more than ever. We’ve made great strides in 2018 to bring mental wellness to our music family and beyond, but carrying that momentum into 2019 requires the support of you, the heart and soul of Austin who make this city the Live Music Capital of the World. https://t.co/l2JDNmv98y
Many thanks to @jellyellington and the many, many wonderful musicians who played @ONE2ONEBAR last night for Jelly's 6th Annual Christmas Jam! It was such a fun time and we're grateful for the support and generosity shown this holiday season. https://t.co/mJceC74sw6
We're at @ONE2ONEBAR for this! Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7. Come out and join us! https://t.co/9ZfEZRY9Xi
Have you picked up your copy of @ACL_RADIO Broadcasts vol. 26 yet? Available on CD and vinyl this year, with proceeds benefiting SIMS and mental wellness in Austin music! acl-radio.com/ACL-Radio-Broa… https://t.co/XiMXSD9TOL
We're pumped to take part in On the Record this Sunday, 11-3 at @NativeHostels. There'll be artist and industry panels, raffles, music performances and a full market. Get your holiday shopping done and support your favorite Austin music businesses! https://t.co/ibDXsJ5XDf
This Thursday, we jam. @jellyellington is back with his 6th Annual Christmas Jam and SIMS is thrilled to be a part of the fun once again. Featuring @thereverentfew, @AaronStephens, @TheTexasKGB, and a litany of special guests! tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/327917… https://t.co/MKYRyN46fd
Holiday shopping for someone living with mental illness? Here are a few gift ideas, courtesy of @MentalHealthAm. mentalhealthamerica.net/blog/3-unique-…
It's been a long week waiting for this big weekend of music. Come out to Hotel Vegas tonight for @YourMamahawk, @lxbleachedroses, Mean Jolene, @CarryIllinois, and @lolatried! $5 at the door, and we'll be hanging out if you want to come say hi. See you tonight! https://t.co/lKmXXcojLb
If you're in need of more support this holiday season, please reach out to us at 512-494-1007. We get it, and we're listening.
For some, the holidays are the "most wonderful time of the year". For many others, it's a challenge. From nonstop commercials that pressure you to buy, and missing loved ones, it's normal if the season doesn't bring you the same feelings of joy and cheer that it does for others. https://t.co/Aad0OGdRJ2
RT @ATXMusicOffice: .@onvinylmedia has partnered w/ over 50 local bands in #ATX to create an online local music merch shop! Grab merch from…
Saturday at @samstownpoint brings us a chili cook off, pig roast, and nonstop music benefiting SIMS and @myhaam. Grab your tickets! prekindle.com/event/54155-ho… https://t.co/w5Ky9qiPNZ
We can't wait for this Friday night at Hotel Vegas! Come out and see this stellar lineup featuring @YourMamahawk, @lxbleachedroses, Mean Jolene, @CarryIllinois and @lolatried. It's gonna be a good time! https://t.co/Q3rO6tcTYB
(1/2) This Saturday, December 1, @foundcom, @CentralHealthTX and @StDavidsFDN are hosting EnrollATX Day at the Foundation Communities North Financial Center (5900 Airport Blvd, Austin TX). https://t.co/2lwtZ8jifV
(2/2) During this all-day health insurance enrollment event, community members can get free, personalized enrollment assistance while enjoying breakfast tacos, snacks, or lunch provided by St. David’s Foundation. @Mix947Austin will broadcast live from EnrollATX Day.
In this interview with @NPR, @Wilco's Jeff Tweedy talks about the 'tortured artist myth'. We assisted Dr. Lloyd Berg and @DellMedSchool with a study that dispels this myth, which you can read about on our website. npr.org/sections/allso…
We're excited to be back for Jelly's 6th Annual Christmas Jam! Dec 13 at @ONE2ONEBAR, make sure you're there! twitter.com/jellyellington…
(1/2) Austin, we asked for your help and you came up big. We didn't quite hit our goal of $10,000 for #GivingTuesday, but thanks to everyone who donated, we raised over $7,000 for the mental wellness of Austin's music family! https://t.co/RWpuI4T9sx
(2/2) Whether you set up a fundraiser for SIMS, made a donation, or shared a post, you have our utmost gratitude. We're so happy to be able to serve this amazing community.
If you missed out on giving today, it’s never too late to donate to SIMS. We rely on our community’s support year round, so there’s never a bad time to give the gift of mental wellness! simsfoundation.org/donate/
There are just a few hours left to support SIMS this #GivingTuesday! With your generosity, we can continue our mission of providing life-saving mental health and substance use services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their families. facebook.com/simsfoundation… https://t.co/XRAtKKGCLm
This expansion of services wouldn’t have happened without the generous funding of our community. Help us support our music industry’s mental wellness by donating to SIMS this #GivingTuesday. facebook.com/simsfoundation…
Since 2016, SIMS is proud to have expanded our services to include music industry professionals. From sound engineers to venue staff to stage crews, in order to fully maximize the potential of ATX musicians, the people working behind the curtains need to be taken care of too. https://t.co/U9XK01NWUn
(2/2) At SIMS, we’ve seen first-hand how this can take its toll, and are proud to provide mental wellness for our Austin music family. Musicians give everything they have to us, so this #GivingTuesday, let’s give back to them. facebook.com/simsfoundation…
(1/2) Musicians give to us every day in so many different ways. What we see on stage is the culmination of thousands of hours spent practicing, writing and rehearsing. They spend time on the road away from family/friends, often forgoing a stable income to share their art with us. https://t.co/5bTuo6e19D
(2/2) However, we can’t do that without the support of our community. This #GivingTuesday, Facebook and PayPal are matching contributions, making your gift to SIMS even more impactful. Let's keep Austin music thriving. facebook.com/simsfoundation…
(1/2) The holidays can be a time of joy and festivity, but for those struggling with substance use, getting and/or staying sober during a month of get-togethers can be a challenge. We're here to help the Austin music family get through the holiday season happy and healthy. https://t.co/bI4417bo7O
RT @austinmusic: Today is #GivingTuesday and while there are so many worthy nonprofits around, we hope you'll consider supporting the Austi…
Help us raise $10,000 today for musician's mental wellness - mailchi.mp/simsfoundation…
Get your friends to give to SIMS on #GivingTuesday; Facebook & PayPal are matching gifts! mailchi.mp/simsfoundation… https://t.co/cPGpquDqmz
Get your friends to give to SIMS on #Giving Tuesday; Facebook & PayPal are matching gifts! - mailchi.mp/simsfoundation… https://t.co/FSnrr472Rv
This past Friday was incredible. Thank you to Paul Minor, @threadgills, and everyone who performed for making Sir Doug's Thanksgiving Jam such a special evening! Photo by Ken Hoge. https://t.co/C6zLI5gMkP
Tonight at @threadgills! We can't wait to see y'all there. facebook.com/events/2177665… https://t.co/QkDHOm0wvZ
We're continuously amazed by the generosity of our city. Thank you so, so much to @natphantastic, @onvinylmedia, and the 50+ local bands giving back to Austin music by contributing 50% of merchandise profits for the month of December to SIMS and @myhaam! onvinylmedia.com/merch.html
This Friday night, we're paying tribute to Sir Doug's 1972 Thanksgiving Jam at @threadgills! Enjoy an Austin all-star lineup and say goodbye to an iconic venue before they close the World HQ on December 2. facebook.com/events/2177665… https://t.co/6e0x0fwohM
Tickets for the 2nd annual "Hi, How Are You?" Day are now on sale! Jan 22, 2019 at @acllive, presented by @HiHowAreYouFdn and @MarginWalkerTX, featuring @theflaminglips, @Built_2_Spill, @TheRealYLT and more! ticketfly.com/purchase/event… https://t.co/Gux81LoCLu
We're heading back to the 80's tomorrow for @KUTX and @FourSeasons Present 'I Want my @allatxmusic', benefiting SIMS, @myhaam, @austinmusic and @Blackfret! https://t.co/Tycy33Cw4K
We're heading back to the 80's tomorrow for @KUTX and @FourSeasons Present 'I Want my @allatxmusic'. Benefitng SIMS, @myhaam, @austinmusic and @Blackfret! eventbrite.com/e/i-want-my-al… https://t.co/P4qGJJ29i9
Sales of the CD and vinyl support SIMS Foundation, and this amazing yearly tradition is just one of so many things ACL Radio does to give back to the Austin music community every year.
@ACL_RADIO Broadcasts Vol. 26 is possibly the coolest release yet. Not only can you get in on vinyl, but stop by @goldrushvinyl today from 7-9pm for their FREE Vinyl Release Party, and you can see your double LP pressed right in front of you! facebook.com/events/2221640…
And after you vote, get your tickets to the 37th Annual @ATXMusicAwards, Feb 27, 2019 at @acllive and benefiting SIMS and @myhaam! ticketfly.com/purchase/event…
It's time to vote for your favorites in everything Austin music for the @AustinChronicle's 2017-18 Austin Music Awards! Write in your picks for the preliminary round by Dec 10, and make sure to vote SIMS Foundation for Best Music Support Nonprofit! austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-mu… https://t.co/SEPd9e8fEo
An absolutely incredible amount that will go straight back into our Austin music community! Thank you @jennyreynolds, and all the wonderful people that performed at this year's Williams Nite! twitter.com/jennyreynolds/…
And THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated. Together, we're actively changing the Austin music industry for the better.
A heartfelt thank you to @SAFEatx, @MosaicSoundCo, and Sandra Molinari for putting on an amazing and informative training session yesterday on preventing and dealing with sexual harassment in the music industry. https://t.co/bUaJ8QHXOQ
We ran to get our tickets for 'I Want my All ATX', presented by @KUTX and @FourSeasons, have you? Available through allatx.org! youtube.com/watch?v=iIpfWO…
This Thanksgiving, save some room for a little jam the next day. We'll be at @threadgills on Fri, Nov 23, for an All Star tribute to Sir Doug's 1972 Thanksgiving Jam. Proceeds benefit SIMS. Come say goodbye to one of Austin's most beloved venues! facebook.com/events/2177665… https://t.co/YzJky6wcKU
This news is exciting for the many talented songwriters that live in the Austin area! For quite some time, we've seen our city/state leaders working with the music community to find new economic avenues to help our musicians thrive. Having @bmi in our backyard is a game changer. twitter.com/txmusicoffice/…
RT @HHSGov: Stress is part of life, but too much stress can be harmful for your health. Try these tips to reduce stress and take care of yo…
This Sunday afternoon, we'll join @PanoramicVoices at the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church for 'Toward the Unknown', their first full-scale concert of the season! Tickets are still available to purchase! towardtheunknown.brownpapertickets.com https://t.co/OLOkwsYWtA
Proceeds from album sales go to SIMS, so you're not only getting a ton of great music, you're contributing to the mental wellness of the Austin music family while doing it! Thanks to ACL Radio, @ZiegenBockBeer, @AustinSubaru and @RecoveryUnplugd for the support!
@ACL_RADIO is back with Broadcasts Vol. 26, available November 16 on CD and vinyl! Every year, Broadcasts is jam packed with ACL Radio's favorite live performances from the past year. acl-radio.com/ACL-Radio-Broa…
Proceeds from album sales go to SIMS, so you're not only getting a ton of great music, you're contributing to the mental wellness of the Austin music family while doing it! Thanks to ACL Radio, @ZiegenBockBeer, @AustinSubaru and @RecoveryUnplugd for the support!
@ACL_RADIO is back with Broadcasts Vol. 26, available November 16 on CD and vinyl! Every year, Broadcasts is jam packed with ACL Radio's favorite live performances from the past year. acl-radio.com/ACL-Radio-Broa…
Well done to the remarkably talented @adrianmquesada on 'A Latin Shade of Texas Soul', a stunning exploration of Latin artists in Texas and their contributions to soul and R&B. Streaming free for Amazon Prime subscribers - go give it a listen! rollingstone.com/music/music-la…
Congratulations Ashley Welch and Amy Moreland on the grand opening of @crosspickstudio in Austin! Crosspick offers an inclusive, welcoming, queer-positive space for musicians of all levels of experience and musicality. Viva Crosspick! crosspickstudio.com https://t.co/RQxGVB3zkR
This past Saturday and Sunday, we were at the Neill-Cochran House Museum for a New Orleans brunch with Foster ATX. We're grateful that a portion of ticket sales came to SIMS, and can't wait to see what they have in store for November! fosteratx.com https://t.co/Bc7Uz6EkWD
Williams Nite 2018 was bigger than ever this year and we had such a great time on Sunday! Big thanks to Jenny Reynolds for once again having us as part of the event. To relive the night (or see what you missed), photos taken by Ron Baker can be found at: flickr.com/photos/kingsna… https://t.co/pvJhIawYGV
Tickets are officially on sale for the 37th Annual @ATXMusicAwards, February 27 at @acllive! It's an honor to once again be a beneficiary of this extraordinary event and we can't wait to see you all there. ticketfly.com/purchase/event…
The @ATXMusicAwards have been honoring Austin music industry and artists for 37 years strong.  We're thrilled to be a part of the community of organizations supporting the AMAs in 2019! Mark your calendars for Feb 27th and JOIN US in showing love for this Austin institution. https://t.co/PvS2tf8YJr
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…
 
 
 
 
 
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