Sometimes pressure and expectations are too much and you find yourself drowning. Sometimes you have completely lost control, or it's the only thing you can control. Sometimes another person, inadvertently or intentionally, through words or actions, strips you of your self-confidence, of every good thing you ever thought about yourself, plunging you into a place of darkness and uncertainty. And sometimes we cannot identify a cause. It might have happened slowly, or suddenly all at once. Whatever the case may be, no one should have to suffer in silence.
Welcome to The Dialogue Projects.
Whether it be severe anxiety from high-pressure environments, depression as a result of bullying or an eating disorder, each of us has struggled or watched a loved one struggle with mental illness. Mental health is a broad term encompassing a wide range of issues from substance abuse to schizophrenia. We found that the common thread was the stigma attached to all forms of mental illness, and recognized the need for a platform for sharing lived experiences as a means of combatting that stigma. And so The Dialogue Projects was born! We aim to engage our communities through this platform and the sale of our bags, which we hope will inspire you each time you wear one to educate yourself and join the Dialogue.
- Carly, Caroline & Ashley