Behind the Scenes
P.O. Box 368, Lakeville, CT 06039, USA
Lori Rubinstein, Executive Director
Rick Rudolph, Chair
David Saltiel, Vice Chair
The charity provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family, who are seriously ill or injured. Grants may be used for basic living expenses such as rent/mortgage or utilities and medical expenses such as doctor visits, medications and physical therapy. Applicants must have earned their living in the industry for at least five years. The BTS Counseling Fund assists with the costs of therapy or in-patient or out-patient rehab. The BTS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative provides tools and resources to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and psychological safety.
Mental Health Resources: Be Scene - Be Heard anonymous peer-to-peer chat app because it can be hard to talk about how you're feeling. Find a therapist who understands what you do - the Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder. Take a free, anonymous, online mental health screening to check in on your or a loved one's behavioral health. Find help through our easily navigable resource links. Information to help fight bullying and harassment. Sample language on mental health for toolbox talks. Learn the warning signs of suicide and the steps to take to keep someone safe. www.btshelp.org/mentalhealth
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