#StopTheStigma of Mental Illness

stigmaEvery year, for the past 4 years, Love, The Undoing hosts a week long photo-sharing contest to help spread awareness of Mental Illnesses and shed light on the stigma that surrounds the Mentally Ill. This annual project is so important to me, as a caretaker and as a sufferer.

I will be looking for a daily host for several topics, if you have been effected by mental illness, either personally or through a friend or family member – this project is for you. Each day I will post a photo along with a story of an individual who tells of how they have either dealt with Mental Illness, overcome obstacles that accompany mental illness or how they are working to help end the stigma that surrounds mental illness, which leads so many people to either avoid treatment, become disabled by their disease or end their suffering the only way they see possible, self medicating or suicide.

I understand these are very sensitive subjects and I ask that you only commit to this project if you feel 100% comfortable with discussing it openly. Because Instagram is a public forum and the LTU account is public, people will be able to see the post and comments as well as your username.

If you agree to all of the above, and you are interested in being involved in this project, please send an email to lovetheundoing@gmail.com with your IG name and a short paragraph about the topic you are interested in posting.

SUGGESTIONS:

Sufferer of Mental Illness – photo & story

Caretaker – photo & story

Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Etc… – photo & story

HOPE – uplifting story of dealing with the disease

Self-Love

Thank you for all the LOVE and SUPPORT, every participant will be given a Love, The Undoing GIFT CARD to be used in the ETSY store!

 

 

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