Mental Health | Actors Fund

Mental Health

Our licensed clinicians help industry professionals and their families deal with and provide ongoing support services for issues like work and personal stress, anxiety, depression and life transitions.

Our social workers can provide:

  • Evaluation and referrals
  • Short-term treatment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy and connections to community treatment resources

Referrals are made to a wide network of providers familiar with industry issues and psychotherapists who accept commonly used health plan networks. Many offer sliding-scale fee schedules, convenient locations and specialty treatments. Financial assistance may be available to help with the cost of treatment.

For individuals living with psychiatric disabilities, The Fund helps to locate:

  • Supportive housing
  • Day treatment
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric care
  • Medication management and other resources in the community

Eligibility

Any performing arts or entertainment professional may call on our Mental Health services for support, information or referrals to community agencies. 

Eligibility for financial assistance requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview and in general is based on:

  • A minimum of five years of industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years, or
  • Twenty years of industry paid employment with a minimum of ten years of earnings of at least $5,000 for each of those years, and
  • Financial need

For Assistance, Please Contact:

We provide assistance nationally. Please contact our regional office closest to you.

New York City 
212.221.7300, ext. 119
intakeny@actorsfund.org

Chicago
312.372.0989
shaught@actorsfund.org

Los Angeles
323.933.9244, ext. 455
intakela@actorsfund.org

Related Sites & Organizations

MentalHealth.gov

Provides information on mental health symptoms, clinical trials for psychotropic medications and a national treatment locator.

American Psychological Association

A resource for articles on mental health and wellness topics. It also has a national search tool for locating psychologists.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

This site provides information on alcohol and drug misuse, dementias, caregiving, depression and psychiatry in the geriatric community. It also has a national "Find A Geriatric Psychiatrist" tool.

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center - Mental Health Services

The center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. They offer low-cost brief counseling and crisis intervention for individuals, couples, and groups. They also provide services for those who are unable to pay.

GoodTherapy.org

GoodTherapy.org unites therapists and the general public by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy.

* Images used for illustrative purposes only. Any person depicted in the licensed material is a model.