Updated: Aug 28
IMAGINE … a world where mental illness is viewed and treated like any other physical illness.
IMAGINE … a world where people suffering from mental illness can ask for help without the fear of being stigmatized and discriminated against.
IMAGINE … a world where people are compassionate, caring and supportive of someone suffering from mental illness.
IMAGINE … a compassionate, caring and supportive card being kept and treasured as part of someone’s healing journey.
IMAGINE … even just ONE LIFE saved.
Suggested Sentiments for Bookmarks and Greeting Cards
“You are important to me.”; “You are so worth loving.”; “I believe in you.”; “You are loved and appreciated.”; “I have so much faith in you.”; “You are not your past or your mistakes.”; “Not everybody understands what you’re going through, and that’s okay.”; “I am by your side every step of the way.”; “You are worthy of happiness.”; “I love you unconditionally.”; “Try to see yourself the way I see you – brave and strong.”; “You deserve love, joy, and everything good.”; “You don’t have to prove anything to anyone but yourself.”; “You’re a work in progress….we all are.”; “You are not perfect and that’s okay.” “You are enough.”; “You don’t have to be productive to be happy.”; “You are loved, despite what you are going through.”; “You are not sick because of your personal failure or lack of trying.”; “You are appreciated even when you can’t contribute.”; “You are needed, even though you feel worthless.”; “Remember in life, nothing is permanent.”; “This too, will pass.”; “No feeling lasts forever.”; “Life is worth living – despite pain and sadness.”; “Please know you are worthy of help and support.”; “You can let go of things you can’t control.”; “The universe want what is best for you.”; “You belong in this world.”; “You are here because you’re meant to be.”; “I have faith and believe in you.”
A little about me … I’m a mom who watched her child struggle with an eating disorder, depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. I’m a mom who experienced the unfathomable loss of a child. I’m also a woman of faith and grateful for support of many family members and friends. I’m a woman who wants to increase awareness about mental illness and offer words of encouragement and HOPE.
Credo Designs was established in 1992 and is celebrating 30 years of business.
“Life is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows and unexpected surprises. Along the way, Marva enjoys responding creatively to the everyday life experiences of her life with family and friends. Through her simple watercolor images, calligraphic lines and softly stated messages, she hopes to celebrate, uplift and encourage others.”
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES - 988 Suicide Lifeline
I vetted resources for family, friends and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other types of mental illness. These major organizations have financial integrity, offer compelling programs, and provide research-based support.
1. Active Minds - https://www.activeminds.org
2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - https://afsp.org
Call (800)273-8255 or text TALK to 741741.
3. Bring Change to Mind- https://bringchange2mind.org
4. Hope Inc.- https://hopeinc.com
5. Mental Health America - https://www.mhanational.org
6. Mental Health - https://www.mentalhealth.gov
7. NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org/home
8. NIH – National Institute of Mental Health - https://www.nimh.nih.gov
9. The Jed Foundation - https://jedfoundation.org
10. To Write Love on Her Arms - https://twloha.com