Backline: The Music Industry’s Mental Health & Wellness Resource Hub
In recent months the music industry has lost several artists to suicide. In the aftermath of these losses, more than fifty music industry professionals have banded together to create an industry-wide mental health support initiative, Backline.
Backline is a hub for artists, industry professionals and their families to quickly and easily access mental health and wellness resources. Backline has partnered with leading support organizations and care providers to streamline access to services specifically geared towards the music industry including To Write Love On Her Arms., Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, Entertainment Health Services, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, Send Me A Friend, The VA Way, and more.
According to a press release, Backline will start as a referral-based system, where mental health professionals will assess site visitors’ needs and lead them to appropriate resources. Backline’s goal is to provide a network of on-demand mental health services available at no, or low cost for industry professionals, with a focus on addressing the unique challenges specific to the music industry. Educational materials and trained professionals will be making their way onto tour buses, green rooms, backstage areas, and beyond.
More information can be found on the Backline website.