Big thank you to everyone who came out and supported our first dine and donate night at @pjwhelihans in blue bell on thursday! we’ll be having more fundraising events in southeastern pennsylvania come up soon.
"my name is gabrielle and this is 'it’s okay to not be okay.'
i have struggled a lot with mental health issues. i have what is called schizoaffective disorder. society wants us, with mental illness, to suppress how we really feel and label us a 'crazy' when our emotions come out. i won’t be that way. my emotions are valid, no matter what the problem is. i’m allowed to cry. the world sees us who break down as weak, but it is just the opposite. i have been strong all my life and i now understand that showing vulnerability is not naive, but bold. i want to share my story. i want the world to know that i am not crazy. i am not violent. i am gabrielle. i am kind, i am smart, and i am beautiful, but i am not my disorder. my disorder does not and will never define me."
"with the cultural stigma that surrounds mental illness in the black community, the societal stigma that shuns mental illness in the population, it’s easy to think that the only option that comes with dealing with depression & mental illnesses is running" -seneca
want to get involved with our “you are” campaign for mental health awareness month? print out a “you are” sign and fill it out with a positive affirmation for others. message us for the link to download or check out the link in our bio.
There’s 5 days left to purchase a “you are” shirt! help support our organization’s mission to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. check out our story or message us for a link to buy. 💛