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CLOSER IN CRISIS: A Virtual Benefit Concert for COVID-19 Mental Health


April 16, 2020 • 5:00 pm PDT

To build a community of support and open dialogue around mental health amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Sound Mind Live is hosting this interactive virtual music benefit concert with streamed performances from Chad Urmston of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Langhorne SlimJade Bird, Ballroom Thieves and more.

The event will be hosted by comedian Chris Gethard and feature spoken word by world poetry slam finalist Patrick Roche. Experts from Mental Health AmericaAmerican Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City will provide information on virtual mental health resources, support programs and best practices for self-care while social distancing.

Viewers will have the opportunity to access a live interactive chat and as well as donate in real time, with proceeds benefiting Backline‘s COVID-19 mental health program. Backline is the music industry’s mental health and wellness resource hub, providing access to a network of on-demand mental health services at no cost. Backline is now offering free online support groups and community meditations for musicians facing mental health challenges during the crisis.