Dear iNFable socks community,
As we enter May, let us take a moment to acknowledge and raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Month. It is important to recognize that mental illness affects one in every five individuals in the United States, and it is a topic that deserves our attention and understanding.
Mental illness can take many forms, including depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It can be a challenging and isolating experience, making it difficult to find the support and care needed.
As the founder of iNFable socks, I want to share my own personal struggle with mental health. For the past twenty-four years, I have been battling anxiety and depression, and it has impacted many aspects of my life. From avoiding the Mackinac bridge for ten years due to anxiety, to struggling with feelings of worthlessness and irrational thoughts, I understand the daily challenges of living with mental illness.
However, I am also here to share that there is hope and healing available. It is possible to break through the barriers of mental illness and live a fulfilling life. It takes courage, strength, and a willingness to reach out for help and support.
My hope is that this Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder to all of us that mental health matters and that it is okay to reach out for help. We need to encourage each other to have open conversations about mental health and to create a supportive and judgment-free environment.
Let us use our platform at iNFable socks to raise awareness for mental health and to support those who may be struggling. Remember, you are worth it, and together we can become a more enlightened and compassionate society.
Thank you for being a part of our community.
John F. Hendershot, founder of iNFable socks