What is the B-Sides Project?

B Sides: Real People, Real Conversations is a public service announcement video series conceptualized by Foundation 45 to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health, addiction and suicide issues that occur within music community at both the national and local level.  By using the voices of recognizable musicians from both the local and national spotlight to address the issue, B Sides works to shed light on the simple fact that those struggling with mental health or addiction issues are not alone.  The series will work to eliminate the feelings of isolation often associated with mental health and addiction issues individuals as well as encourage those seeking assistance by hearing the recovery stories of individuals whom they know and admire.

Vaden Todd Lewis, The Toadies

Jaret Reddick, Bowling for Soup

Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Shattered Sun

Cure for Paranoia

Frank Turner

Emergency Services

Text 741-741

The service is ran by CrisisText.org, a nationwide organization that connects people in need with trained crisis counselors any time at no cost.

Call 1-800-273-TALK

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential and free services from skilled counselors at a crisis center in your area.