The Mental Health Acceptance Project
"IT'S MORE THAN A T-SHIRT, IT'S A BILLBOARD FOR UNITY"
When mental health issues are ignored or neglected, they can worsen and lead to self-harm and other serious health issues. Where neglect prevents healing, acceptance has the opposite effect of encouraging it. With this project, we will find ways to encourage our communities to stop hiding behind their mental unwellness and face the problem head-on. Let us inspire one another to accept the importance of mental health, see the problem, discuss a solution, and receive support. Together we can emphasize that struggling with mental health doesn't mean you can't be successful, loved, or understood. Join now and become a representation of what it means to be okay with not always being okay. How will you stand with mental health acceptance?
15% will be donated towards mental health research and resources.
Representation in Mental Health matters:
Send us a picture in your MHAP t-shirt and briefly share your story to be shared on our platform. How are you breaking mental health stigmas? What have you been able to accomplish in spite of your diagnoses?
"I may struggle with Depression, but I have really good days where I feel happy and energized. I know I am more than my Depression, and I am learning how to get better with the help of family & therapy."
"I may have social anxiety, but I am fully capable of making friends and having meaningful conversations. Let's break the stigma that people who suffer from social anxiety can't hold conversations or have healthy friendships".
Accepting that you are struggling with your mental health does not mean you approve of the situation or that you're giving up. To accept means to develop an awareness of the problem and the beliefs that support it. This will give the problem less power over you and you can begin to move forward.
Many mental health problems are
associated with low self-esteem. With self-care, gentleness, self-compassion, and patience, you will begin to rebuild confidence.
Insight is needed to understand that a mental health problem is taking place. By understanding your symptoms and triggers, you can learn how to cope with them more effectively.
It is vital that you understand that you will have bad days as well as good days, but with help and support, you will be better equipped to deal with negative feelings over time.
Set realistic goals and objectives that provide you with measurable progress. Try engaging in activities and relationships that promote acceptance of who you are as a whole not just when you're well. This will add motivation to your recovery strategy.
The final stage of recovery involves rediscovering what is important to you in your life and re-engaging with the activities and people who enrich your life experience.