through my instagram account, @fix_your_wings, i have for almost a year now, been fighting to break down the stigmas and bias surrounding mental illness. as someone who suffers from severe depression, anxiety, anorexia, bulimia, ptsd, and bpd and has never been able to find support from the people in my life, this topic hits very close to home. i have tried through the years to talk about my mental illnesses and get help but have always been shot down with replies such as "it's all in your head", "you're just looking for attention", and/or "others have it so much worse than you. stop complaining".
so many people all over the world suffer from these illnesses and so few of them receive the help, and support, and love they need to heal. so it has become my mission to try my very best to spread awareness about these dangerous illnesses, erase the stigma and bias, and hopefully help those suffering find the path to recovery. i will do my best!
i don't claim to be any kind of expert on mental illnesses, not even on the ones that i myself suffer from. however i am an expert on my own feelings, emotions, and experiences with my mental illnesses and i know the facts and statistics. i do not want anyone ever to have to suffer, because i know what it feels like. i don't want anyone to go through that type of pain. but because i also know that that is impossible, i don't want them to have to go through this alone and unsupported. so if i can do my part to support someone going through this or to help someone see that mental illness is not the stigmas it is assigned, then i have done my part...
if you buy one of these shirts and someone inevitably asks you what it means, tell them that it is a list of a large number of internationally recognised mental illnesses underneath the slogan NOT MY FAULT. which means that no mental illness, no matter if it's on the list or not is our fault. ever!
all proceeds from this campaign will go to charity.