Supporting Mental Health Organizations and Events
When it comes to mental health awareness, many people are familiar with nonprofit organizations like the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is "to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide", and the Mental Health Coalition whose mission is "to catalyze like-minded communities to work together to destigmatize mental health and empower access to vital resources and necessary support for all."
In May there are nationwide celebrations for Mental Health Awareness Month when these and other nonprofit organizations hold large public events in support of suicide prevention and provide access to care for those suffering from mental illnesses. These events are created to facilitate the sharing of mental health resources. There are opportunities for people to utilize tools like depression screenings and other diagnostic systems and to find ways to help manage their mental health by exploring therapy, medication, and other treatments for a variety of mental health conditions.
All of these efforts are an integral part of creating a society that is well-informed about mental health, but outside of joining a formal mental health campaign, what can individuals do to help normalize conversations about mental health? Would you be surprised to know the answer is right on your back?
Clothing for Mental Health
That's right, clothing for mental health is a growing trend that is helping people to feel empowered and motivated on their journey to wellness.
Mental health clothing brands provide clothing items with meaningful phrases and designs that encourage positive self-talk and self-care practices. These clothes serve as a gentle reminder that healing takes time and effort and that you are not alone in your journey.
That’s why we created healed-ish! healed-ish is a clothing brand that creates awareness with our conversation-starting apparel in support of your healing journey! Our mental health apparel and merchandise brand began with the mission to design stylish apparel that provides inspiration and hope to anyone on a self-care mental health journey. All of our products are designed with messages that evoke strength and resilience.
T-Shirts are one of the most popular products at healed-ish. With phrases like "Slow Steps Are Better Than No Steps", "Healing is Worth the Work", and our popular "988" design that celebrates the national suicide prevention lifeline, these t-shirts serve as a reminder to stay motivated and focused on your journey to wellness.
Another popular item is mental health hoodies. With designs like "My Therapist Is On Vacation" and "Working On My Woosah", we help people to understand that it's okay to have lighthearted fun while on a mental health journey.
The beauty of these clothes lies in their ability to simultaneously spark conversations about hard topics while allowing you to express yourselves through fashion. Whether you are wearing an empowering t-shirt or drinking out of a mug that reads "healed-ish 'cause it's a process" these products help shine a light on difficult topics while reminding us that we're never alone in our struggles!
Sweatshirts with designs like "Dope and Hydrated and Happy" remind us that part of self-care is as simple as drinking enough water.
Mental Health Accessories
In addition to clothing, our mental health brand also includes items like mugs and stickers with the same positive messages printed on them.
Glancing at a sticker on your laptop with the phrase "Strong Men Heal" can remind a man that seeking help for mental health issues is a sign of strength and courage and should be celebrated.
You Are Not Alone
Mental health clothing brands like healed-ish offer more than just physical products; we provide opportunities for people all over the world—regardless of their experiences—to stand together in solidarity against the stigma surrounding mental illness and speak up about something that needs attention now more than ever before.
Clothing for mental health is a powerful tool that can help to empower and motivate individuals on their journey to wellness. By wearing clothes with positive and uplifting messages, individuals can feel a sense of support and community, and be reminded to take care of themselves and stay focused on their goals.
healed-ish contributes a portion of our profits to nonprofit organizations like the ones mentioned in this blog so you can celebrate each purchase knowing it's helping someone get the assistance they need when they're going through uncomfortable times.