Mental illness affects us all directly and indirectly, whether it's ourselves, our families, our loved ones, or our friends who suffer from the illness.
Personally, my family has a long history of various mental illnesses, and I myself have suffered from varying degrees of depression and anxiety. Thankfully I've mostly gotten these under control but I certainly still struggle with them frequently.
My goal with Softening the Bad Things is twofold: first, to remind those who suffer from depression that every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant. My second goal is to work toward a country and a world where mental illnesses such as depression have less of a social stigma. People are not scorned and shunned by others for having a physical illness which they had no choice in developing so why should those with mental illness be any different? Which is why, with the help of the wonderful people listed at the end of this post, we've been able to raise $250 to be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an advocate group for those suffering from, you guessed it: mental illness.
Should you or a loved one ever be in a situation where suicide feels like the best or only option please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Ok, enough with the serious stuff. How about a lovely painting by Vincent?
Now, how about a refresher on how this lovely looks?
If you are interested in more than one bottle of this please be considerate and only order one right now to allow for others to get one of the first-run bottles. I promise this won't be the only batch I make of these. However, if you're buying for yourself and for a friend that is, of course, totally awesome of you <3
Here is the product page! If you see a drop-down menu that means there are still some available!