(TORONTO, ONTARIO) –Today is World Mental Health Day — the perfect day to announce our brand new content series called Artist Spotlight: The Story Behind The Music. Each week we’ll be shining a spotlight on artists, their songs, and the stories behind them as they relate to issues of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Suicide Survival, and Messages of Hope. Stay tuned for our first episode this Thursday, where we’ll hear from X. ARI about their song As You Are. If you’re an artist who’d like to be involved in this program,

October 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Over the Bridge Launches Supporting Act to Provide Enhanced Peer Support Services to the Music Community

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over the Bridge is excited to announce the launch of Supporting Act, its new and improved peer support program to foster greater mental health and wellness for members of the music community. With Supporting Act, Over The Bridge will be able to offer stronger support to the music community across a variety of channels. “Over The Bridge Supporting Act takes a person-first approach to peer support. This person-first approach puts the person before their struggles, describing what the person ‘has’ rather than asserting what the person ‘is’,” said Ace Piva, Co-Founder and

July 26th, 2021|Featured|

Over the Bridge Welcomes New Additions to its Board of Directors

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over the Bridge is thrilled to welcome the addition of several new board members to the organization’s structure. With this update, the new board now stands at eight members. “I am personally delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members, and I look forward to serving with each of them over the next two years.” said Ace Piva, Co-founder and Executive Director of Over the Bridge. “Together we are continuing to build our organization’s ability to serve our community and support musicians, crew members, and all

July 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Smoke & Felt Partners with Over The Bridge to Change the Conversation on Mental Health

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over The Bridge is proud to announce its latest partnership with Smoke & Felt, a full-service marketing agency that stands at the intersection of technology and progressive politics. Founded by Matt Dusenbury after more than a decade delivering innovative solutions to complex marketing and communications challenges, the company began with a focus on creating digital books and other media for progressive Canadian clients and publishers. Smoke & Felt will collaborate with Over the Bridge on its media and communications to extend the great work the Toronto group has already done building its community and support

May 11th, 2021|Featured|

Awareness Film Festival- I HEARD SARAH

Over The Bridge is excited to announce our community partnership with the 11th Annual Awareness Film Festival virtual festival from October 1st-11th, and show our support for the film I heard Sarah What is "I Heard Sarah" about? “Ian Ford is a troubled rock star who has just snuck out of his court-mandated rehab and is on a mission to get back to his hometown. His desperation and inner turmoil led him to track down his best friend to finally confront the deep secret that fractured their relationship years ago. His survival hangs in the balance as

September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

OTBChat: How can we help – Answering questions about mental health in the music industry

Tune in to "OTBChat: How can we help - Answering questions about mental health in the music industry" on LIVE on Tuesday, October 6th @ 7:00 pm EST. Join guests Martin Atkins (Drummer, P.I.L, Pigface, Killing Joke, NIN, & Author), Alana Peri (Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator) as they tell a few stories and answer your questions about mental health in the music industry. You Can Participate From HOME Since OTBChat is virtual, you can join in on the fun wherever you are! If you have questions for Martin or Alana about mental health, there

September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Covid’s Evil Twin – The Echo Pandemic

Covid’s Evil Twin - The Echo Pandemic Over the last few days, while chatting with two mental health care professionals, one here in Canada, and one in the U.S., both have alluded to what is becoming known as the echo pandemic. The echo pandemic refers to various peripheral resulting crises, including the mental health crisis, that we are beginning to have, and will continue to have once the virus is under control. As far as mental health goes, there are (at least) two things at play: First, the incredible upheaval and disruption of Covid-19 has brought

August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|


OTBChat: HOW TO STAY FIT AT HOME OTBChat host Ace Piva chats about fitness with special guest Brandon Bliss (MONSTER TRUCK), as they sweat through a workout with fitness coach KARINA VEE! Special thank you to @andreamariemac at @fitontour Photo By: Lars Krüger FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: MONSTER TRUCK Facebook: Youtube: Instagram: Twitter: OVER THE BRIDGE Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: KARINA VEE Instagram: FIT ON TOUR Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: ----------------------- Disclaimer - Please note that information from this site should never be used substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor

August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|


Due to recent events please join us as we take steps of action to provoke accountably and change. In solidarity with the music industry, Over The Bridge will observe blackout Tuesday, but will continue offering zoom online - peer support programs to our community members Join us today (Tuesday, June 2nd) between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST on zoom, for your peer-peer support check-in. CLICK HERE TO JOIN

June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|
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