Providing Mental Health Resources For Musicians
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.com, online 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, a 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 Recovery Resources: 1-888-998-2256
Findtreatment.samhsa.gov has an extensive
list of treatment resources
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 of 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.
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.
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).
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.