Mental Health for Musicians
At the core of our non-profit mission is to reduce suicide in our music community. For the last three years, Boise Hive Mental Health Coordinator Anne Padilla and volunteers have paired musicians in need of counseling with volunteer licensed mental health counselors.
Last fall we started a relationship with BSU and took in our first social work intern. BSU has paired up with Boise Hive to provide work experience to graduates and support our mental health mission.
With ongoing fundraising, public support and grant writing, Boise Hive intends to enter into Phase II of our mental health program in 2020. Phase II continues on with our relationships with volunteer mental health professionals AND also opens up available funds to musicians in need of mental health counseling and/or assistance with medications. Of course a lot of preparations, resources and community collaboration will be an integral part of implementing this phase of services. We look forward to the challenge.
In addition, the Hive board recently voted to approve periodic group survivors of suicide session in our community room. The group support session is led by Anne Padilla and is held in the Boise Hive Community Room from 6:30-8:00PM.