May is the Mental Health Awareness Month. It give us a unique opportunity to start as many conversations about the stigma of mental health.
We leave conventions hopeful for the future because honest conversations are happening and attendees are carrying with them the possibility to make the world kinder and supportive for those in pain. Our hope is that our Anime Therapy Kit will be there when you are in need of support and encouragement.
Our 2018 Impact
Anime and Manga have been one of the few mediums that openly deals with issues like depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and many other conditions. Characters suffer from traumatizing experiences, constantly battling social anxiety, suicidal thoughts, guilt over the loss of a loved one… These themes eases us into a journey of hope that is at same time pure and uplifting, yet heartbreaking and bittersweet.
During the 2018 Animay Mental Health Awareness Month, we explored thirty Anime with different characters displaying a mental illness. We educated the public about the facts, statics and what they can do to bring those numbers down.
Mental illness affects a fair number of our community. It comes in many forms, for many reasons and is a very personal thing for anybody dealing with it. Attending conventions might not be an option for people struggling with mental health, for this reason we’re asking you to help us reach them and ship an Anime Therapy Kit to their doorstep for free.
ABOUT THE ANIME THERAPY KIT
The Anime Therapy Kits are our mission in a bottle. They contain mental health resources, contact information, and little sparks of joy to remind people that someone is there for them in times of crisis.
GIFT AN ANIME THERAPY KIT
Join our ANIMAY Mental Health Awareness Month fundraiser. Your gift allows us to ship an Anime Therapy kit to someone who is not able to attend a convention near them due to their struggle with mental health.