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Saturday, November 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tools and Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

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Join us for an in depth look into mental health challenges and the available support in our industry. Come listen to Steven Michelman, owner of EPS (Entertainment Project Services, LLC), as he speaks for the first time publicly about his own mental health journey. Hear from Lori Rubinstein, BTS executive director, about the Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative and how it can benefit you, your family, and your colleagues. The presentation will provide an overview of the tool and resources developed specifically to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and psychological safety. These include the Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, online behavioral self-assessments, easy to navigate resources pages, information and resources on alcohol and substance abuse, Mental Health First Aid training, sample language on mental health, and resources to help fight bullying, harassment and intimidation. It will also include a detailed look at the program’s suicide prevention materials including the warning signs, the steps to take to help keep someone safe, and practical guidance and examples for those steps.

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Lori Rubinstein

Executive Director, Behind the Scenes Foundation
Lori Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Behind the Scenes Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity which she has been with since its founding in 2005. She was the Executive Director of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) for almost 30 years where she oversaw... Read More →
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Steven Michelman

EPS, Founder
Steven Michelman founded EPS (Entertainment Project Services) in 2007. Since then, his company has offered clients expertise in mechanical design, engineering, project management and technical direction for production shows and large theme park attractions. Prior to EPS, Steven was... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
LDI Stage in the Circle Bar and Lounge
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