Mental Health | Entertainment Community Fund

Mental Health

Are you or your loved one an entertainment professional dealing with work or personal stress, anxiety, depression or life transitions? Get in touch with our caring clinicians for help and support. 

We can provide:

  • Assessment to help determine your mental health needs
  • Short-term supportive counseling
  • Referrals for ongoing care in the community and/or medication management
  • Support Groups that offer a space to connect with others in our community on a variety of topics
  • Education and information on understanding your mental health insurance coverage and community resources 

Referrals are made to a wide network of providers familiar with industry issues and psychotherapists who accept commonly used health plan networks. Many offer sliding-scale fee schedules, convenient locations and specialty treatments. Financial assistance may be available to help with the cost of treatment. 

The Entertainment Community Fund is committed to maintaining your privacy and confidentiality.

Am I eligible?

Any performing arts or entertainment professional may call on our Mental Health services for support, information or referrals to community agencies.

For financial assistance, we will ask for an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview. In general, eligibility requirements for financial assistance are:

  • A minimum of three years of industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last seven years, or
  • Twenty years of industry paid employment with a minimum of ten years of earnings of at least $5,000 for each of those years, and
  • Documented financial need

If you have questions regarding financial assistance, please contact us.

Get in touch:

No matter where you live in the U.S., we’re here to help. Get in touch with your nearest regional office at: 

Eastern Region 
917.281.5919
eastern@entertainmentcommunity.org

Central Region
312.372.0989
central@entertainmentcommunity.org

Western Region
323.330.2455
western@entertainmentcommunity.org

Related Sites & Organizations

MentalHealth.gov

Provides information on mental health symptoms, clinical trials for psychotropic medications and a national treatment locator.

American Psychological Association

A resource for articles on mental health and wellness topics. It also has a national search tool for locating psychologists.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

This site provides information on alcohol and drug misuse, dementias, caregiving, depression and psychiatry in the geriatric community. It also has a national "Find A Geriatric Psychiatrist" tool.

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center - Mental Health Services

The center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. They offer low-cost brief counseling and crisis intervention for individuals, couples, and groups. They also provide services for those who are unable to pay.

GoodTherapy.org

GoodTherapy.org unites therapists and the general public by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy.

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