The one year marker of pandemic living is either already here or coming up on the calendar for most people. The last year has been especially hard on musicians with lockdowns creating feelings of isolation, performance venues closing, the inability to practice with fellow musicians, music lessons taking a back seat, and more.
We wanted to take a moment to look at some mental health resources out there for musicians in the case that you or someone you know is struggling.
If you're a working musician, work in other areas of the music industry, or are a family member to those individuals you may be able to find resources here.
"Our Mission: Connect music industry professionals and their families with a trusted network of mental health and wellness providers"
Open path is designed to financially assist those who cant afford $150-200 therapy sessions. You pay a one time membership fee of $60 and can access a wide network of trained therapists who offer therapy at rates closer to $30-60 per session, and offers similar rates for couples and families.
"In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services."
With virtual meetups about mental health for musicians, Music Minds Matter is focused on giving musicians a safe place to talk to each other about the challenges they're facing.
"We are committed to supporting the brain health and mental wellness of music communities everywhere."
Asking for help can be hard, but talking to someone about the struggles you face can make a HUGE difference, especially when the person on the other end is trained to give you the help you deserve.
*This list is not sponsored by or paid for by any of the organizations listed, and was curated by our Support Specialist in an effort to spread awareness of resources available*