mental health is a topic that is too often glossed over or swept under the rug.
mindly; is a safe and creative space for individuals to share thoughts, feelings, and attitudes on such topics.
creative editorial work such as informal or formal writing, artwork, photography, videos, and so much more are showcased etc etc etc, from a variety of voices.
Sophie has always been driven to vocalize her thoughts on the things she care about. As she spent most of her life living in China, she is especially passionate about Asian representation in media and alleviating the stigma surrounding mental health. She spends most of her time visiting cafés, reading the news, and listening to artists like Mac Miller and Aminé.
She observes the lack of conversation surrounding mental wellbeing in this part of the world, and knows from experience the struggles of seeking help when little is offered. She hopes to see in the global community the gradual de-stigmatization of talking about mental health, sharing our individual stories, and being open to those receiving professional help.
Lisa is an eighteen year old interested in design, art, and science (esp. biology, psychology and neuroscience!) things. She eats chocolate religiously, is a firm believer in gender equity, and will pet every dog.
Growing up in New Zealand, Australia, and China, Lisa has witnessed and experienced a plethora of attitudes towards mental health and well-being. She is no stranger to depression and anxiety, and has (for the most part, silently) struggled with ADHD her whole life. She recognises the need to prioritise mental well-being in today’s increasingly connected and oftentimes overwhelming society, hoping to normalise conversations about mental health. We always hear about fitness and physical health, why can’t we talk about mental health just the same?
Samuel lived most of his live in Germany though moved to China in mid Summer of 2017. Some time ago he wanted to study psychology to understand how people behave and why they behave in such a strange way. Even in his choice of music he is different as he cannot exactly say what kind of music he likes.
Through lots of traveling in many different directions in the world he has experienced many different cultures and the behavior of people. By experiencing mental health problems in different cultures, he is mindful of the differences. He is a very quiet person, so most people don’t know his position towards mental health.
Alice has been trying to help those struggling with mental health for a long time. She has witnessed friends that struggle with depression, stress, and anxiety dealing with them by simply avoiding the topic of mental health altogether in fears of others looking at them differently, which she believes there should be better ways to deal with. Mental health shouldn’t be something embarrassing to talk about, nor should reaching out for help be.
She has begun to fall in love with the non-discriminating atmosphere and empowering strength of this magical website, giving herself boosts of positive energy every day and hopes it will do the same for everyone else (: