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Campaign to Raise Funds for NZ Stories on Mental Health

MENTAL Launch Boosted Campaign to Raise Funds for NZ Stories on Mental Health


Two good friends, Liv Young and Charlotte-Rose Ruddell are producing a book by New Zealanders for New Zealanders. MENTAL will evolve into a publication centred around real stories of New Zealand individuals and their personal experiences with mental health.


WHY ARE YOU HERE?

With your financial contribution, MENTAL publication will use the funds raised to produce a website, to brand and design the publication, and pay the editorial team. Liv and Charlotte hope to gain financial support through a New Zealand-publisher too.


WHAT'S THE MENTAL DREAM?

Placing mental health front and centre, Liv and Charlotte want to create a space for New Zealanders to voice their experiences of the realities of mental health issues. MENTAL will emphasise the importance of supporting individuals, friends, whānau and communities who have experienced, or know someone experiencing mental illness. The purpose of the publication and its content is to encourage a dialogue with the general public, and perhaps leave them with some understanding of what it means to experience mental illness. The stories are inclusive of everyone, and are representative of all ages, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and life experiences. We are aiming to publish the stories online and in print over the next 6 months with the financial support of the Boosted campaign and a print publisher. The dream is for the book to be available in book stores around New Zealand. The book is aimed at teenagers and adults.

So far, the team have had a significant number of submissions (over eighty!) from people of all ages, races, genders, backgrounds around New Zealand. All of these stories are written from a subjective experience about their mental health.

We need you and your help to make MENTAL come to life. Please donate generously now.


For further information, please email:
mentalcontributions@gmail.com


ENDS


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