ISSUE 06: MENTAL HEALTH
We dedicated Issue 06 to Mental Health Awareness with a commitment to drawing out the stigma that traps it, and to replace it with compassion, understanding, and hope. As you explore the powerful stories throughout the pages of Issue 06, we encourage you to think deeply about the struggles that mental illness can bring to any individual, their family, and even society.
We are grateful to the writers and collaborators who worked on this edition and have either shared their knowledge with us or unveiled an intimate look into their own history from organizations such as I’ll Go First, To Write Love On Her Arms, Young Minds Advocacy, Whatever It Takes, and many more.
With so many powerful voices behind this edition, ultimately we are trying to encourage people to tell their story as “the most beautiful people are those who have known defeat and suffering and have found their way out of the depths.”
Using Data to Support Someone in Crisis
Is There Room in the Workplace for Mental Health Awareness?
Teen Responses to Mental Illnesses
Understanding Anxiety Disorder
Losing a Loved One to Suicide
The Dangerous Effects of Misdiagnosis
The Invisible Effects of living with Trichotillomania
The Healing Strength of Telling Your Story
How to Strengthen Your Mental Health
Everyone is Living Their Best Life Online
Mental Health Care: Why You Want It
Letter from the Founders
How The Sexually Exploited Find Healing from Mental Trauma
ADVISOR / PUBLISHER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CO-FOUNDER
MANAGING EDITOR / CO-FOUNDER
ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
Taylor O. Thomas
Penelope Rodgers Draganic