This one is not written by me at all… I received an email and am simply copying and pasting the information here. Please make sure you take care of your mental health in addition to social distancing and avoiding unnecessary trips out of the house!
As always… Be safe. Be well. STAY HOME! And always remember to wash your hands.
As part of our goal to help you look after your mental health and well being we are pleased to announce Be Scene – Be Heard, a 24/7/365 anonymous, peer-to-peer chat app for those who work behind the scenes.
It’s often hard to talk with family and friends about how you’re feeling and what may be troubling you, but you might not feel quite ready to see a mental health professional. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to people who don’t know you, but who can relate because they’re in this industry too. They get the crazy hours, the pressures of getting the show on every night or the right shot on set, and the void felt when the gig is over.
That’s why we’ve partnered with iRel8 to launch Be Scene – Be Heard. A platform to interact with your peers, talk about what’s on your mind, find comfort and knowledge from one another, and, perhaps, offer insight to someone who is going through something you already have. Chats are instantly translatable into 54 languages. Wherever you are, Whenever you need it, for Whatever is on your mind.
Signing up for the Be Scene – Be Heard App is easy! All you need is a real email address to get started, regardless of whether or not it identifies you. To show appreciation for helping steer our efforts by participating in the survey, we’re pleased to offer you a special promotion. The first 300 people that sign up will receive free access through July 2020, after which the cost is just $0.99 a month – a less than $12 a year investment in your mental wellness. Sign up today at https://irel8.org/behind-the-
To start you will find a “room” for general conversation and one for industry resources. As participation grows, sub-groups will be formed for more focused discussion on topics such as depression, sobriety, women in the industry, LGBTQ+, etc. Participants will be able to create their own groups as they see fit (i.e. wardrobe, riggers, gaffers, etc.) and conduct one-on-one chats within the app, giving you the ability to create and tailor your own safe spaces.
While Be Scene – Be Heard is a great way to find and lend peer to peer support, it not a crisis hot line. If you or someone you care about is in danger of harming yourself or someone else you should call 911 or reach out to one of the 24/7/365 resources at btshelp.org/resources.
So many of you expressed a desire to assist with the mental health initiative, we need your help here to create a true online community for our industry to turn to, ask for, or provide assistance, insight, comfort, and support. Please join us today and Be Scene – Be Heard!
Sign up today at https://irel8.org/behind-the-
The Behind the Scenes Mental Health Steering Committee