Why We're Starting The Mental Health League

Mike Vosters and Nicole Cardoza, MHL Co-FoundersA message from our Co-Founders Mike Vosters and Nicole Cardoza:

While 20% of US adults deal with mental health issues every year, no one really talks about it. We’re afraid of what people will think, that no one will hire us, or that they’ll just tell us to suck it up and that it isn’t real. So we keep it to ourselves and deal with it the best we can — which is a HUGE problem. If you were diagnosed with any other disease, what would happen? Loved ones would send you well wishes, take care of you, and show their support by wearing various ribbons and other symbols. Others who have gone through a similar struggle would reach out, share their stories, and give you advice. That support and care makes a huge difference in the recovery process and motivates you to keep fighting.

We think it’s time that we do the same for mental health. That’s why we're starting the Mental Health League (MHL).

The Mental Health League

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The Mental Health League is an apparel company that uses a sports focused approach to shift the stigma around mental health conditions.

As you have probably guessed, everything is going to be sports-themed. We believe mental health is a sport, every day is a game, and with the right strategy and fanbase, you can win. Now the definition of a “win” will be different for everyone, and so will the strategy, but the commonality is that there’s no off-season. You have to play 365 days a year. You won’t win every game — no athlete ever does. What’s important is that we continue playing and training to succeed the best we can.

Our Kickstarter campaign is now live. If you want to see this project come to life, please back us!

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