Sisters, Brothers, Kin—
We all know that times like these can put us in a bad place mentally. If you are hurting right now, just know that your Sisters, Brothers, and Kin (as well as so many others) love you and stand beside you.
We wanted to take this opportunity to provide some resources that may help you through these difficult times:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Behind the Scenes Charity: Behind the Scenes offers grants to assist members of the entertainment industry with serious illness or injury. i.e. hospitalization. Check to see eligibility requirements here. BTS Charity has also created a mental health and suicide prevention initiative portal that includes resources and a self-assessment tool. They are also working on an entertainment industry specific therapist finder.
IATSE CARES: A new website iatsecares.org facilitates volunteer deliveries for at-risk members, as well as a system for volunteers to intermittently check in with struggling members by phone. If you would like to have a volunteer call you, please fill out the “Buddy Up” form. Alternatively, if you wish to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form.
As more resources become available, we will be sure to share them with you.
The IATSE C.A.R.E.S. Task Force
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