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"Our mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay, and original music, on stage in front of a live audience, through stories submitted and published to our blog, and via our YouTube channel."


667 storytellers. 55 shows. 11,436 audience members. 34 cities.


"Your gift helps build a trusted platform for individuals to share their stories of recovery from mental illness & addiction.



One in five Americans experiences a mental illness in any given year. Because it’s so common, you would think we would be comfortable talking about it.



Imagine for a moment that you are one of the 20% of Americans this year who experiences a mental illness. You are scared. You are afraid to tell anyone, so you feel isolated. You wonder if things will ever get better.



This Is My Brave was born from the desire to help people who are feeling this way. When we talk openly about how mental illness has affected our lives we take away the shame, embarrassment and fear. We come together to provide strength and encouragement to those who need of someone to walk beside them. Our non-profit provides a supportive community of people sharing their stories of hope and inspiration."


- www.thisismybrave.org