FM Communications 
Providing Mental Health Resources For Musicians
I'd love to communicate with you about musicians and mental health. 

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Mental Health Resource Links

​​This list is quite long, so be sure to scroll
​all ​the way down both columns, particularly
​on a mobile device.These are ​arranged alphabetically, not by category. Organizations
​with phone numbers listed may or may not
​have site links in the listing. ​


American Foundation on Suicide Prevention

​​American Psychological Association

​American Psychiatric Association


Anxiety And Depression Association of America

Ashley Addiction Treatment - treatment center
​in Havre de Grace, MD

The Body Image Therapy Center, an ​​eating disorder center that believes "every body is
​unique." Aims to help establish healthy eating patterns and learn to love your body as it is. 


Bphope.comonline resource for bipolar
​disorder, with interesting topics like treating
​bipolar disorder with art and music 


​​BPD Central
a great place to learn about
​Borderline Personality Disorder


Chris Atwood Foundation, foundation in
​memory of Chris Atwood, who died of a heroin overdose. Visit their vetted resources section, thecaf.org/resources, for some of the best information on this site - and in the DMV.  


​​Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DMV Area Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-543-4670 

EveryMind offers wonderful mental health resources for Montgomery County residents

Family Recover​y Resources: 1-888-998-2256

Findtreatment.samhsa.gov has an extensive
​list of treatment resources ​​

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HealthyPlace.com, a fantastic resource for
​common mental health issues. Highly recommended. ​​

Howard University Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at MedStar, specializing in using mindfulness to reduce physical and emotional stress ​​

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

​​National Institute o​​f Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness ​​

NoVa Alcoholics Anonymous:
703-293-9753

​​Mental Health America has free screening tools for bipolar disorder, anxiety, and a variety of other issues. ​​

Please let me know if any links or phone numbers are not working, have changed, etc. Thanks. ​​​


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Music Resources

​​Ari Herstand
- this guy's an actual expert in the
​modern music business. I've read read his book,
How ​to Make It In the New Music Business, and
​was quite impressed. (And it's hard to impress me.)
​It's very up to date. Whoa!

Want to take courses at Berklee College of Music
​online? ​​Then check it out here

Copyright Alliance can help you with copyright
​questiions and issues. A great resource for that. ​​

Need help with housing? ​​Check out Mount Rainier
​Artists Lofts
, which offers affordable housing for artists. 

Here's my Cool Links and Resources document.
​It's several pages long, so download it, and see what
​works for you. Let me know if anything needs updating. ​​

Helping Your Community Through Music

Guitars Not Guns teaches at-risk youth how to play
​guitar, and provides guitars for them. Volunteering is
​often just as great for volunteers as well as an organization, and this organization is definitely worth checking out. 

​​The MusicianShip works with youth to change their
​lives through music. There are summer ​programs, after school programs,​​ and an Ambassador program. Carlos Santana, Paul Reed Smith, and Victor Wooten have all
​been Ambassadors for this organization. Please visit
​their web site to see how to offer your services. ​​

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Phoenix House, ​​Rising Above Addiction. Has centers nationwide for addiction issues, including in Arlington, VA.

Prestige ​​Healthcare Resources, Inc. Offers mental health rehabilitation services. 

PRS CrisisLink, a crisis intervention center in northern Virginia

PsychCentral
, an "all in one" psychology source ​​ ​

Psychology Today
, the well-known psychology magazine. There's an especially interesting article on how creativity works, calledGo With Your Flow. 

The Renfrew Center 
specializes in eating disorders​​. Renfrew has centers nationwide, so check the site for locations near you. 

SAMHSA,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Government agency on substance abuse. ​​If you, or someone you know, needs help with substance abuse, contact their National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

​​​Books

​​​What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone, by Christopher Kennedy Lawford. ​A different type of book in that it details the lessons to be learned from addiction. Very uplifting and positive.