If you have ever struggled with a mental illness and felt alone, scared. If you felt as if no one cared, this is why I started my care package program.
My experiences with terrible bouts of depression, bipolar episodes and suicide attempts were met with a lot of mixed emotions. Unfortunately very little kindness, compassion or well wishes were extended. No food trains or casseroles were made. No one really checked on the well being of myself or my kids. This was a very dark time for me. After God/Universe gave me a 3rd chance at life I knew I wanted to take care of others who experienced the same loneliness I did.
We have come a long way with regards to speaking about mental illness and bringing awareness.
Here is a blog post I wrote for International Bipolar Foundation
My care package program is small right now.
I estimate I’ve given out around 20 of them this year. From Mini care packages below to big ones above
I rely strictly on donations (pending my 501 c3) and product sales as well as my own monthly contribution (no more shopping addiction for me 😊)
This month I will be giving to The Diaper Foundation my goal is to get out 12 and I’ve already picked a few people for June.
I also put together mini custom care packages for $20.00 on my Etsy shop.
Join me and help me make a mental health warrior’s day.