Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In honor of this month, SYLC's Postcard Project is focusing on highlighting stories and experiences about mental health.We will continue to accept mental health-themed submissions all year!

"Think the wrong way/ obsessed/ control freak/ inevitable consequence.

 

 You can't always avoid/ It only takes a small thing/ STRESS/ stress/

 

The confusing/ envy/ we couldn't find perfect

Being anxious about the future/ all that extra weight can break her down slow her down". 

"I'm insecure/ I don't like looking at pictures of myself/ I care what other people think/ I'm afraid to be myself".

We believe by sharing more diverse stories we can help flip restrictive narratives in society that can be detrimental to mental health. If you have a story you would like to see shared anonymously on social media, make a postcard that tells a part of your experience and submit!

"I use social media too much. I compare myself to influencers".

"I ALWAYS try to make others like me but to be honest I don't even like myself half of the time".

"I've been a perfectionist for as long as I can remember. Had a rivalry with my sister when we were in diapers to get more of mom's attention. Teachers at school loved me because I worked so hard. My classmates mostly thought I was obnoxious and no fun. Perfectionism has led to a lot of self-hatred and frustration. Every time I screwed something up--no matter how minor--I'd be so hard on myself. Sometimes, I'd give up on new hobbies--sports, art, friendships, and relationships--because if they weren't perfect, then what's the point? That's how I saw things. It was NOT good for me. Now I'm working on focusing on improving not achieving perfection. My goal is to have fun a be a better person today than I was yesterday".

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