5-19-2020 Mental Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and our friends at Behind the Scenes Mental Health have launched Be Scene – Be Heard, a 24/7/365 anonymous, peer-to-peer chat app for entertainment professionals.

It can be hard to talk with family and friends about how you’re feeling, especially now when you want to be strong for others because that’s what you do – you’re used to taking care of things. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to people who don’t know you, but who can relate because they’re in this industry too. Maybe you’re doing pretty well but you’d be willing to help someone else just by listening and offering a few words of experience.

That’s why Behind the Scenes has partnered with iRel8 to launch Be Scene – Be Heard an anonymous peer-to-peer chat app just for our industry. The app is available Wherever you are, Whenever you need it, for Whatever is on your mind. Join now and receive free access through July 2020. After that it’s just $0.99 cents a month - a less than $12 a year investment in your mental wellness.

To start you will find a “room” for general conversation and one for industry resources. As participation grows, sub-groups will be formed for more focused discussion on topics such as, but not limited to: anxiety and depression, staying sober, women in the industry, bullying and harassment, etc.

We hope you will join this new online community specifically for our industry to turn to, ask for, or provide assistance, insight, comfort, and support. Please join us today and Be Scene – Be Heard!

In solidarity,




IATSE, Local 728

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Burbank, CA 91506

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