YOU GOT THIS (YGT) provides mental health self-care activities to foster hope and social connection for New Orleans’ creative community. You Got This is a compassionate, inclusive performing arts mental health outreach program designed expressly for our creative community, including music, dance, and art students, to help calm suicidal thoughts, feelings and plans by promoting optimal mental health self-care. We advocate for COMMITTING to LIFE. We are creatives helping our community by advocating for a mindful path to eliminate old patterns by traveling a healthy new path.
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Upcoming YOU GOT THIS Events:
YGT produced events meant to foster hope and social connection
- September 20, 2019 – Music For Mental Health
- Starting October 2019 – Tinnitus Stress Reduction Program (9 Week Series)
- October 2019 – Sistahs Making A Change (6 Week Series)
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YOU GOT THIS Recommends:
Events in the New Orleans community recommended by the YGT Task Force
YnR (Yoga and Recovery)
A gentle yoga class open to those in recovery, including their family and friends, dealing with addictions and trauma. 1 hour of yoga followed by 1 hour of social connection at Nola Yoga Loft (2042 Magazine Street, Upper Level) every Sunday starting May 12, 2019.
Taught by Zoe Shipley. $5 donation.
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You Got This + Care For Creatives Wellness Events
The You Got This program hosts weekly wellness events in New Orleans, open to all local creatives and performers for low or no cost. Each event creates a safe space for self-care for to those who may be suffering from mental illness or just trying to relax and enjoy community connection.
The You Got This mental health outreach program advocates for self-care. Taking care of your body, through healthy diet and exercise, and giving yourself time to move and relax can have huge effects on your overall mental wellbeing.
The majority of events take place through our Care For Creatives partnership with Southern Rep Theatre. The NOMC’s You Got This Program, in partnership with Southern Rep Theater’s Care For Creatives program, provides wellness events in the New Orleans creative community through Healing Power Hours, Wellness Workshops and Sunday Brunch Talks. Visit the Care For Creatives Website to learn more. Download program brochure here (PDF).
All are welcome!
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It is SAFE to speak up when you are suffering.
Resources for if you or someone you know is in crisis and/or suicidal
In New Orleans:
Metropolitan Human Services District (24/7) – CALL 504.826.2675
VIA LINK (24/7) – CALL 2-1-1 or 504.269.COPE (2673) | CHAT AT VIALINK.ORG
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) – CALL 1.800.273.8255 | CHAT AT SUICIDEPREVENTIONLIFELINE.ORG/CHAT
Crisis Text Line (24/7) – TEXT NAMI TO 741741
Trevor Project (For LGBTQ+ Youth, 24/7) – CALL 1.866.488.7386
Trans Lifeline (For Transgender Community, 9 AM-3AM CST ) – CALL 1.877.565.8860
YOU GOT THIS Suicide Prevention Panel at PAMA 2018
On July 1, 2018 the NOMC team presented a call to action about the growing suicide epidemic in the creative community at the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) ‘s annual conference. The panel, named after the NOMC program YOU GOT THIS and led by NOMC’s Co-Founding Director Bethany Bultman, featured one of the authors of the Australian study on creatives and mental health, Dr. Mark Seton; Jennie Morton, the British author of numerous books on performance wellness; Dr. Patrick Gannon, San Francisco psychologist who is our You Got This advisor, and renowned musician and songwriter James Blake speaking out about this crisis.
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FACT: 43.8 million adults experience mental illness
1 in 5 adults in America experience mental illness.
Nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness.
One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14, three quarters by the age of 24.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.
Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earning every year.
90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US.
TREATMENT IN AMERICA:
Nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness did not receive mental health services in the previous year.
Nearly 50% of youth aged 8-15 didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year.
African American & Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about 1/2 the rate of whites in the past year and Asian Americans at about 1/3 the rate.