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The health, success and fulfillment we strive to experience on our journey is made up of a combination of the dreams we create, the effort we give toward the fulfillment of those dreams as well as the tools we have and people we surround ourselves with. There are an abundance of resources available to help lead us to health if we find ourselves struggling or to build upon a solid foundation as we look to grow. We encourage you to explore the resources here to get the support you need on your journey.

Foodservice Industry Wellness and Addiction Resources


CHOW is a non-profit organization that provides mental health resources to folks in the hospitality industry. Our mission is to support wellness within the hospitality industry and to improve the lives of our community through shared stories, skills, and resources. We are trying to reduce the stigma and address concerns that have been long overlooked in the hospitality industry.

CHOW offers six group discussion meetings a week. These meetings are open to all – chef, servers, bussers, bartenders, owners, suppliers, farmers, writers, dishwashers, and industry veterans. Meetings are facilitated by an “Expo” (a person who has walked the path of recovery from mental illness/substance use disorder and is trained to assist others in their recovery). We currently have one Spanish meeting and one ALL women’s meeting, the rest are open to everyone. Our meetings have a topic or theme to consider and discuss and have been described as “a post-shift hang out without the drinks.”

Bens Friends
Ben’s Friends is a community of chefs, bartenders, line cooks, servers, sommeliers, host and hostesses, GMs and owners who have found or are seeking sobriety. Our mission is to offer community, hope and a path forward for those struggling with substance abuse and addiction. At our core, we are hospitality workers who have found connection, and the tools to seek and maintain sobriety while managing our careers and lives in a sane and purposeful way.

Ben’s Friends also has daily meetings online and weekly meetings in towns across the country and are open to anyone interested in sobriety and support, whether they are currently sober or just beginning their journey. They have a goal to provide a safe space for members to connect and support one another with compassion and acceptance. Their one-hour meetings are currently taking place on Zoom as well as in the following cities throughout the country.

General Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help. Because we’re in this together, you are not alone.

The NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps.

Live Another Day

The Burnt Chef Project is dedicated to eradicating mental health stigma in the hospitality industry, offering support and insights into the challenges faced by professionals, backed by research showing the widespread impact of mental health issues within the sector.

Live Another Day

The team at Live Another Day have built an incredible resource list of support for anyone looking for mental health or addiction support. They points out that substance abuse is nearly double that of the national average, and their site offers a wealth of helpful resources.

Find Treatment
A government-run treatment locator tool, this can help someone find addiction treatment and rehab centers near them.
Cope Notes
Cope Notes, founded by Johnny Crowder ( is helping so many throughout the world by offering mental health support and tips through text messaging.

Cope notes offers Peer Support through texting you daily exercises, encouragement, psychology facts, and more. Sent straight to your phone when you least expect it. This isn’t a counseling session. This isn’t a therapy app. It’s the best first step towards a healthier brain.
You can get this daily support for less than $10 a month. And, the FSPN has partnered with Johnny and the Cope Notes team to get you a 10% discount. Use the button below to sign up at the discounted rate.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.


Tap into the world’s largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced therapists who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more. With our therapists, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office therapist, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want.


Founded by Mike Messeroff, The Carpe Diem Company is dedicated to empowering individuals to live their most present and joyful lives through private and group coaching programs. As a distinguished Personal Freedom Coach, with many clients in the Foodservice Industry, Mike will help you unlock your full potential, live a mindful life, experience less stress, and show up in life as the person you want to be for the ones you care about most. Mike’s holistic approach will guide you through a transformative processes that fosters self-awareness, clarity of purpose and life goals, and a deep connection with your true self. Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or simply seeking more joy in your everyday life, reach out to Mike today to book a free Discovery Call to see working together is a great fit.

Jeff- Caliguire Coaching

Leaders cannot pass along what they do not possess. Leveraged Effect is a business consulting and leadership development platform that helps leaders become more healthy and enables teams to reach peak performance. If you want to multiply healthy leaders within your organization and maximize team performance then implementing a common language with easy to use tools and technology is the first step. Our coaching and consulting framework is proven effective in many industries including foodservice and several large restaurant groups. Leveraged Effect is part of a nation wide network of over 1000 consultants who use a similar approach so regardless of size and location we can design a program for your organization.

Jeff- Caliguire Coaching
Almost every accomplished person I know utilizes coaching in their own journey to plan a path forward, ask better questions that lead to better outcomes and create momentum in times when they feel stuck. Jeff Caliguire is someone who has spent a majority of his professional career coaching others to be their best. He works with individuals to help them create their “Big Shift” and develop confidence in their decision making and results. Jeff also develops coaches. So if you’ve ever wanted to develop your coaching skills to manage your team in more productive ways, Jeff is a great resource to give you the tools needed to engage with your organization from a healthier and more positive perspective.
Jeff- Caliguire Coaching

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