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