About Gentle Mentals
Mental health, humor, and hope, oh my! Are we positively mental? Why, yes :) Our animals with issues are putting a bright spin on a dark topic to soften the stigma. Suicide survivor / graphic designer / born again mental health advocate <3
Mental illness affects one in four people. But we don't really talk about it and it's still considered a dark topic. We'd like to change that. What's dark is the stigma that disempowers people to get the help they need; people quietly suffering or worse—lives lost. We created these relatable animals with issues to lighten this heavy conversation. If we can smile and speak more openly about something that touches so many, we'd all be better for it.
- to shine a playful light on mental illness to soften its stigma.
- to make someone smile and say, "Hey, that's me!"
- to make it less scary and easier to talk about.
- to help create a kinder and gentler view of mental health for ourselves and others.
Whether you or someone you love has been affected by mental illness, we hope these animals with issues can help. By playfully opening up the conversation about mental illness, we can nudge ourselves towards a path to heal.
Mental Goodies (book, journal & prints)
Maybe we're crazy – but we believe that our mental goods brighten a dark topic and even have the potential to help save lives. And that's because we donate a percentage of proceeds back to the community to support mental health and suicide prevention organizations with every purchase. Get the goods, give some good, and help make a difference.