"I saw a need for people that publicly and privately struggled with mental health. Not enough people were talking about it and not enough people were brave enough to stand up to the stigma associated with mental health.
At a young age, I struggled with really bad anxiety. I didn’t share it with anyone because it wasn’t something that people were openly discussing. Over a decade later, I’m still seeing more and more people struggling. I want to help as many people as I can by bringing awareness to mental health so that we can eliminate suicide as an option. I want people to know that it's ok to not be ok."
- Keshia Dennis, Founder/CEO
Student, Tuskegee University
Tonight was very informational. Me, myself personally, I have had issues with mental health which I never knew until tonight. It's ok to not be ok. And its ok to let other people know that you're not ok because you never know who's going through the same thing and who could use the help and advice.
Rob Covington, Houston Rockets
Ultimately, talking about things and addressing it all, it helped me...
Monday was the best talk about mental health I've ever had. I've been through a lot in my life and I've struggled in this area, so it was good to let some stuff out. I have trouble trusting so I don't speak on my experiences much but it's good to know that I'm not the only person that wants to attack this problem and try to positively influence and help those who struggle worldwide.
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