The Continuance Foundation exists to arm and provide the full-time touring & studio musician community with the necessary tools, education, funds, direction, and guidance to properly prioritize & invest into their mental health.
WITH TASKING TOUR SCHEDULES, MUSIC RELEASE SCHEDULES, PROMO SCHEDULES, AND THE NEVER- ENDING UPSIDE-DOWN HOURS PUT IN BY MUSICIANS, INVESTING INTO MENTAL HEALTH OFTEN FALLS BY THE WAY SIDE AND CAN RESULT IN WORSENING STABILITY, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND SUICIDE.
STUDIES SAY THAT AT LEAST 73% OF MUSICIANS STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. MORE THAN 50% OF THOSE ADMITTED TURNING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TO MEDICATE. SPECIFICALLY WITHIN THE 18-25 AGE RANGE, THE PERCENTAGE OF MUSICIANS STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS CLIMBS TO A STAGGERING 80%.
How we're taking action
We know those who need the care. We partner with those who give the care while building a community of individuals who's goal is to cater to the mental health of our artists and entertainers
-Initial Application to TCF
-Initial assessment with a trained therapist from "Face-It"
-If Health insurance unavailable to individual, costs covered by TCF for mental health program needs.
-Plugged into "Face It", a partnership initiative which provides mental health coaching & counseling.
-Plugged into the "TCF Social Initiative", a community focused on improving the mental health of musicians along with suggested reading materials, yoga & mindfulness / meditation, self-care days designed for the full-time musician lifestyle, and general guidance for a mentally healthier self.
-A TCF individual will keep in touch throughout the process of "Face It" and help keep accountability with the individual as well as set attainable goals
-Handle all health costs & logistics
-TCF Social Meet Up planning
-General guidance and proactivity for the focus of individual’s mental health
TCF Social Initiative
-Scheduled social meet ups on tour / while in the studio to disconnect from daily routine.
-Lunch, Dinner, Movie / Sports Events, Yoga, Work Out Trainer Sessions + more, all free to the individual
-Coordinated Service Animal Therapy (Dogs from local shelter)
-Social Network Support Community
-Scheduled Group Virtual Mindful Meditation
-Scheduled Group Virtual Yoga