``I LIVE FOR... IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION THAT OFFERS MUCH NEEDED SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO TOO OFTEN SUFFER IN SILENCE.`` - DR. MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
We get it. The idea of having a mental illness is scary. It feels lonely, debilitating and hopeless. Talking about it seems impossible. Who wants to be saddled with that stigma, right?
But, here’s the thing, you’re not alone. 1 out of 5 people will face a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Depression is so widespread it’s become the #1 disability in the world. Silence is no longer an option. It’s time to kick the taboo to the curb and get real about our mental health. By facing our issues head on we can reclaim our lives!
i Live For… is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit committed to ending the cultural stigma of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders in teenagers and young adults of color. Using short films, live events and social media to inform, inspire and connect, iLF… creates a safe space for honest, unapologetic conversations about mental health in our communities.