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Care Packages for Mental Health Warriors

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

IBPF blog post -care packages

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.

https://etsy.me/2wRlxEN

Join me and help me make a mental health warrior’s day.

4 thoughts on “Care Packages for Mental Health Warriors

  1. I’d like to receive one of your mental health boxes. I’ve been out of work and struggling with my Bipolar disorder. It would be nice to know someone is going through the same thing I am.

  2. I love, love, love, love this!!!!! My sister has a debilitating MH disorder, well several really. She is in a nursing home for the MH, she was born in 1963. She was abused verbally and mentally by a teacher for 4 years, it has affected her so much! My mom, other sister, myself, we all suffer from depression, it is awful. You go girl!!!!

    1. Hi Margie, Thank you for your comments and sharing about your sister.I am sorry she experienced all that she did.
      Mental Health can be quite brutal 🙁 if you feel comfortable enough I would love to send a post card to you and your sister. If you feel comfortable you can email me at pepper@peppervintage.com sending hugs and love you

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