COVID-19 and General Wellness

Available to May 1 • Expiration June 1

COVID Resource Links were last updated Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

NAPAMA is providing targeted resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists. This list is NOT exhaustive.

In many cases, the best resource will be from your colleagues, which is where our Facebook pages will come in very handy. Post your questions or comments on NAPAMA’s Public Facebook page or on the NAPAMA Members Only Facebook page. We also highly recommend finding resources with national and international professional organizations along with local, state/provincial, regional, and national governments, agencies, and organizations.

If you have any updates to the information below or if you have additional links to suggest, please email us at [email protected]

FAQs NAPAMA Webinars General Resources Public Health Advocacy and Preparedness
Funds and Relief Sample Communication Mental Health and Wellness Live Streaming Legal Issues ESA Reopening Guide
Revisting Force Majeure
 The Recovery Village
 BIPOC Mental Health
Eating Disorders Recovery Is Possible


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A task force was created in early March 2020 by NAPAMA to develop a list of frequently asked questions and responses regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. The FAQs will be helpful for the entire field with special focus on issues facing agents, managers, and self-represented artists.



Beginning Monday, March. March 30, 2020, NAPAMA has offered webinars for our members as a response to the pandemic with topics surrounding our shared issues and emotions regarding COVID-19. On July 8, 2020, this program became the "Weekly Wednesday Webinar" professional development program covering not only pandemic-related content but topics related to every aspect of the performing arts.

Announcements with login/Zoom information are made weekly via the NAPAMA newsletter and Members Only Facebook page. All webinars are archived on our Webinar Library page shortly after their completion and are available to all members by logging in.


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General Resources


Mental Health and Wellness Resources

NAPAMA has assembled this information as a resource for its members. Being listed does not, however, imply endorsement by NAPAMA.

Help Lines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. There is 24/7 one-on-one support available for any type of mental health/isolation crisis from fully-trained counselors
  • Mental Health America: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233; or if you are unable to talk safely, text LOVEIS to 22522
  • SAMHSA’s/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357 (HELP)
  • NAMI/National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline, Monday through Friday, 10 am-6 pm ET (9am-5pm CT, 8am-4pm MT, 7am-3pm PT, 11am-7pm AT): 1-800-950-6264 (NAMI)
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD): 1-800 622-2255

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  • Head Space: Your personal guide for mindfulness for your everyday life. Offering free support during THE COVID CRISIS.
  • Talk Space: Offering mental health resources, therapists, and groups. Currently free for healthcare workers and discounts for everyone.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms—Self Care: Resources for self-care and things that support emotional and mental health during stressful times.
  • CALM: The #1 app for sleep, meditation, relaxation, and stress relief.
  • Music Health Alliance: MHA offers access to primary care services, dental care, and mental health counseling for insured individuals as well as low cost services for uninsured and low income music industry professionals nationwide.

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Mental Health and 12 Step

  • Backline—The Music Industry’s Mental Health & Wellness Hub: Connecting music industry professionals and their families to mental health and wellness resources. In response to the increasing anxiety surrounding coronavirus, Backline has launched the Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis Initiative, which includes bi-weekly support groups, meditation, breath work, yoga, and other virtual experiences to support the music industry during these times.
  • Tour Support, A division of LightHopeLife: Supporting the mental health and wellness of those creating and executing music tours. Offering independent touring contractors free online therapy through Better Help for one month if you have been employed by or were planning on joining a tour that has been postponed or cancelled.
  • In The Room—Online Global Addiction Recovery Network: Hosts over 130 live video meetings every week and others. Experience the safe and secure recovery meeting place for the other 23 hours a day when you’re not in a meeting.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (OIAA) is a service entity that operates on behalf of Online AA groups worldwide. The OIAA Meeting Directory features hundreds of meetings in an various formats, in many languages, happening 24/7.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms: Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery, to Find Help.
  • Turn To Me—A Lifeline Online: Hosts online support groups for anxiety, depression, stress management, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and general mental health issues. All support groups are free to attend. There are online support groups on Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings, Depression, Stress Management and General Mental Health issues.
  • DBSA/The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance: Wellness tools, coping tips, and inspiring stories from people across the country. Drop in often for podcasts, profiles, and special resources.
  • AADA/Anxiety And Depression Association of America: Extensive information and resources on anxiety as well as an anonymous online peer-to-peer support group.
  • NEDA/National Eating Disorders Association: In this time of great uncertainty and disturbance, we face the added danger that isolation brings to those among us who are struggling with an eating disorder. IMPORTANT—Health at Every Size (HAES)®-based clinicians offer live meal support every two hours beginning at 8am ET, 7am CT, 6 am MT, 5 am PT; daily.
  • NEDA HELPLINE: Feeling Hope (800) 931-2237
  • SAMHSA: A 24/7, 365-day-a-year resource dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This multilingual, confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
  • Better Help: The world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more.
  • Pride Counseling: Professional online counseling for the LGBTQ community. Get matched to a licensed therapist; and communicate via phone, video, and messaging.
  • VeryWell Mind: The seven best online anxiety support resources.
  • The Addiction Center: Addiction resources throughout the U.S.

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Legal Landscape of Live Streaming

(shared with NAPAMA, an APAC organization, May 7, 2020)

TamizdatAVAIL now provides pro bono legal assistance with live Streaming questions.

As the performing arts are rapidly transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, artists and arts professionals are pivoting to new media to stay connected with audiences and with each other. But as we turn to technology to fill a void left by shuttered venues, it can be hard to figure out what is an opportunity, and what is a risk. TamizdatAVAIL is responding by expanding the scope of its pro bono legal assistance program to cover questions artists and arts professionals may have about live streaming performing arts content. If you have general legal questions about live streaming rights, royalties, reporting, takedowns, or clearances, TamizdatAVAIL’s volunteer attorneys are here to help. Contact TamizdatAVAIL for free legal assistance at +1 (718) 541-3641 or email  [email protected].

PDF of "The Legal Landscape of Live Streaming," presented through the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences.

The scope of TamizdatAVAIL’s program is limited. Limitations include working only with clients who do not have access to an attorney; questions that do not require an analysis of state, foreign, or international law; and issues that do not require written work product to be addressed.

ESA Reopening Guide

According to their website, the Event Safety Alliance is dedicated to promoting “life safety first” throughout all phases of event production and execution. We strive to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviors through the promotion and teaching of good practices and the development of training and planning resources.

Regarding the guide, the ESA states, as of May 11, 2020: The Reopening Guide addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers. Since there is still insufficient testing, no contact tracing, and no vaccine against COVID-19, this guidance is particularly detailed. The first edition is tailored to be especially useful for event professionals reopening the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks, since in every municipal reopening plan these will be allowed to reopen first.

The ESA Reopening Guide (pdf, 29 pp) is available through the ESA website after providig your name and email address.

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Revisiting Force Majeure

This is a resource pdf document with items that were shared during NAPAMA’s June 23, 2020, Moving Forward Mondays Webinar, Revisiting Force Majeure. Included are COVID-19 and Commercial Contracts from Shipman & Goodman, examples of force majeure contract language, artist agreement addendum/change notice examples, and other venue language.

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The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village remains committed to your health, safety, and well-being. To ensure you have full access to our rehab and therapy services, know that our staff is experienced and trained in telehealth services for mental health, addiction, and overall drug and alcohol rehab support. We're still here for you during the coronavirus pandemic, because we're in this together.

Teletherapy for Addiction and Mental Health: Register for our teletherapy, telepsychiatry and other online addiction treatment programs below and we’ll match you with a licensed professional who will meet with you regularly and guide you on the path to recovery.

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BIPOC Mental Health Resources

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health Month (originally Minority Mental Health Awareness Month) exists to “bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States.” Download PDF

BIPOC 2020 Outreach Toolkit

From Mental Health America B4Stage4 with an introduction by Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO, Mental Health America. Download PDF

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Nursing License Map

Eating Disorder Recovery Is Possible, Even During a Crisis: Activities and Affirmations

Recovering from an eating disorder is often physically and emotionally exhausting in any season. But recovering during a crisis can be especially difficult. Consider the coronavirus pandemic, for example. Physical isolation, interruptions to daily routines and major transitions at work or school can be triggering for people in recovery.

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