I founded Project: I Define Me in May of 2018 with the hopes of changing that. I wanted to create a platform where people with mental illnesses can introduce themselves as people, with a story that they want to share. Their diagnosis is listed with their statements as just that--a diagnosis. I thought this project would run for the month of May and then fizzle out. It would just be a good way to celebrate mental health month. But the response I received was overwhelming. People love the project, love the stories, and want to contribute to it and watch it grow. Not a day goes by where I don’t have someone reaching out and asking to participate, or telling me how much Project: I Define Me has helped them.
Now our community has grown to 2,500 members, and its time to take Project: I Define Me to the next level. I want to start doing collaborations with organizations and communities to work together and help destigmatize mental illnesses worldwide through personalization. But there are some steps Project: I Define Me needs to take first. .
I need your financial help to:
-register Project: I Define Me as a non-profit
-set up an e-commerce site
-cover start-up costs
Any additional funds will go towards making participation free and forming strategic partnerships with other advocacy organizations. Donations of all sizes are welcome, and with every $10 + donation I will send you this sticker
Thank you so much for helping my passion project take off. I truly couldn’t do this without you.
All my love,
Erica | Mother, Adventurer, Advocate | Bipolar II, OCD
Alan | Veteran, Photographer, Advocate | PTSD
Lauren | Flight Attendant, Blogger, Advocate | Anxiety, Depression
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