"Elephants show up where they don't belong and they try to stay forever. It's okay to tell the elephants to leave. It might take a long time -- it certainly is a process -- bu I think you'll find it's a better way to live. And don't worry, you don't have to go alone. You were never meant to." - Jamie Tworkowski, 'If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For
Let's talk about the elephant in the room -- mental illness in it's various forms. While culture has shifted to draw attention to mental illness, many times it paints these as 'cute quirks.' To those who struggle with the, it's not a quirk. It's something that drives us mad, that many of us try to hide.
The Hope Collective was based on the belief that you are not alone. We desire to bring hope and comfort to those who have been unable to speak up. Who are hurting and have no idea how to approach it. We are here to help.
When you feel the world is too much, reach out. Chances are there's someone who felt, or who is currently feeling, much the same. We can make the elephants leave, if we simply reach out and together ask it to go. Don't let your elephant be your life. You were made to do so much more than live in the circus that is your mind.