Emergency Resources:

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7:     1-800-854-7771   Free and confidential.
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Free, multilingual, anonymous. Text TalkWithUs to 66746  
  • Crisis Text Line 24/7:   741741
    NOTE: There is risk that hotlines call 911 to attend to someone who is suicidal and police may respond so it is really important that we monitor ourselves or our comrades for early warning signs that we are not doing well emotionally.

for the African American Community:


Mental Health Resources:

Behind the Scenes – Mental Health List of resources
Chat with your peers

A Guide to Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

Iatse C.A.R.E.S  – Coronavirus Active Response Engagement and Support

Iatse Member Beth Snyder Article about steps you can take to handle your own stress during the time of Covid-19

Backline – Resource connecting Music Industry Professionals and their families to mental health resources

Collection of resources in June 2020 – including information about recognizing and addressing  trauma, some specifically for the LA community.

  • LA County Mental Health Line 24/7 for crisis help or linkage to services:   1-800-854-7771
  • LA Warmline for emotional support 10pm to 6am: 1-855-952-9276

The Actors Fund makes free counseling available to everyone in our industry. Not just actors.


One-on-one counseling, referrals to helpful resources, and support for issues around sexual harassment


New York City
212.221.7300, ext. 119


Los Angeles
323.933.9244, ext. 455

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