Mental Health Resources
The mission of Midwest Music Foundation is to strengthen musicians’ health through wellness services and health care grants.
Our mission is to strengthen musicians’ health through wellness services and health care grants. We believe that mental health is equally as important as physical health. One of our goals is to provide affordable mental health resources within our music community. Due to the nature of their work, many musicians are uninsured or have catastrophic policies with high deductibles that may not cover mental health services. Midwest Music Foundation has expanded Abby’s Fund for Musician’s Health Care to include these mental health expenses.
This application will determine your eligibility, and will be reviewed by the Midwest Music Foundation’s Grant Committee. Please email the Executive Director to ensure we received your application.
Sensitive information may be kept on file and used for the purpose of determining eligibility but not on this website. Applicants who are not performers but engage in other aspects of the musical arts community (such as sound engineers and venue employees) are also encouraged to apply. Other resources may be available to those who do not meet all criteria. Funds are dispensed on a case-by-case basis.
- Must reside in Kansas City or surrounding areas.
- Must provide three references who will be contacted.
- Must currently be employed or have been employed in the last 12 months as a musician.
- Must be able to provide documentation upon request.
Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care provides grants to musicians faced with urgent health care expenses, including mental health care. This application will determine your eligibility, and will be reviewed by the Midwest Music Foundation’s Grant Committee.
Additional Mental Health Resources:
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS OF KANSAS CITY
LIMELIGHT COUNSELING (offering a discount to musicians)
SHOW ME HOPE CRISIS COUNSELING
JOHNSON COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
NAMI GREATER KANSAS CITY: MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT< EDUCATION & RESOURCES
UNIVERSITY HEALTH : BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
MUSIC INDUSTRY THERAPIST COLLECTIVE
NAMI: NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
SWEET RELIEF: MUSICIANS MENTAL HEALTH FUND
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE | 988
THE TREVOR PROJECT (specializing in supporting the LGBTQ community)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION’S (SAMHSA) DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE