When I was in the seventh grade, I wrote a story about a guy who had schizophrenia and I had to do a lot of research on the mental illness. It was through my passion for writing that I found my passion for psychology.
I think we can all agree that mental health doesn’t get that much coverage in the media. It’s better than it was years ago, but it’s still stigmatized, and more and more people around the world are not getting the help that they need and deserve because of this. It’s not right.
I’m only one person and my voice is small right now, but it’s passionate and I’ve been wanting to create SOMETHING where people dealing with mental health issues can go and get support, helping and connecting with other people dealing with the same and/or similar things. The media can be a toxic place and I want to create a safe haven for these beautiful souls who go through the most difficult battles.
I’m sure I’m not the first person that thought of this idea, but I really don’t care lol If I can gather enough people that are equally as passionate about fighting the stigma as I am, we can make something different. It doesn’t have to be a website that’s award winning, as that’s not my main goal. I want to create a website where people can go to that’s filled with nothing but positivity and encouragement.
If you’re interested in being apart of this project, you can leave a comment and I’ll PM you and we can get a nice group going.