Faced with soaring costs of living and declining income, Austin musicians battle anxiety and depression with the support of a groundbreaking organization.
Musicians are an endangered species. Studies show that musicians suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues at three times the average rate of non-musicians. They also face a rising cost of living, shrinking income, lack of access to primary healthcare and career instability.
Working musicians are the engine that powers Austin’s legendary music scene and cultural vitality. Live music is essential to the economic success of the region, yet working musicians themselves frequently do not benefit from the creative output they produce. Without a strong mental health support system for working musicians and their families, Austin’s music scene is in danger of going extinct—and the soul of the city with it.
Affordable mental health care is more critical now than ever. The SIMS
Foundation provides a vital lifeline for Austin based music industry professionals and their families. SIMS delivers a broad range of mental health and substance abuse recovery services.
This project is fiscally sponsored through Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 organization, which allows all donations to be fully tax-deductible. For more on sponsorship levels click the button below.
To learn more about the project, please contact our Executive Producer, Don Harvey: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this handy contact form:
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