"A football player is often looked at as invincible, feeling no pain. You were able to prove to the world that it is OK to feel pain and it is OK to have a mental illness." This powerful letter to Project 375 founder Brandon Marshall beautifully illustrates the impact speaking up about mental illness - and out against #stigma - can have. Via our friends at The Mighty.
Ben was 12 when his separation anxiety and OCD kicked into high gear, eventually leading to hospitalization. Then his parents found the Child Mind Institute and a way forward that changed Ben’s life. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Who can resist this cute face? Bloomingdale's Little Brown Bear is the perfect gift and Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt is helping us raise funds to transform children’s lives! For every bear sold, $4 will go to the Child Mind institute.
“The kindness that’s been shown to me by doctors — as well as my family and my friends — it’s really saved my life.” she added. “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” - Lady Gaga on Today Show via The Huffington Post
Inclusive Schools Week is all about providing supportive and quality education to a diverse group of children, including those with learning disorders. Check out the Inclusive Schools Network for more information. [ Inclusiveschools.org Link ]