Mon, 1 June 2015
Wear your Label and Defeat Mental Health Stigmas
Introducing Kyle MacNevin and Kayley Reid
Mental health has traditionally been a taboo topic to talk about openly. This left many unable or unwilling to reach out for help and caused them to suffer in silence. However, recently there has been a shift of opinion, which has allowed those with mental health issues to speak more openly and as a result those who hadn’t sought help are now more open to the idea.
Kyle MacNevin and Kayley Reid were on the cutting edge of this movement when they launched their clothing line Wear Your Label. Wear Your Label is a for-profit, social enterprise that puts mental health front and center while helping to obliterate mental health stigmas. Best of all, part of the profits from each sale go to help out groups supporting mental health initiatives.
Mental health is not like any other illness or injury. When you break your arm and have to get a cast, everyone understand that you are injured and on the way to recovery. Mental health is not as visible and therefore not as easy to understand… that is until now.
Wear Your Label has been able to build community and belonging to those who may have previously felt isolated by doing just as their company name says. The clothing tells the world, that you have had some struggles and are in the process of recovery. In an industry so notorious for exacerbating certain mental health and body issues, they have really turned a page.
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