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  • Here’s a collection of some projects we love.

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    Tapestry Project Singapore thumbnail  The Black Box Thumbnail One Day at a Time thumbnail a glimpse of thumbnail
    Started by a person-in-recovery, the Tapestry Project SG features real stories to inspire hope and challenge negative stereotypes of mental illness.
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    Chia Xun An wrote and illustrated “The Black Box” to cope with his mental health concerns. The story features a penguin with the “sad
    flu”, which alludes to depression.
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    “One Day at a Time” is a series of therapeutic activity books for youths with depression or other mental health concerns. This was part of a Final Year Project by Joy Ho at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media.
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    Get a glimpse of how families care for their loved ones with psychosis. Besides raising awareness, this group of social work students from Nanyang Polytechnic produced resource books for caregivers and siblings.
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    SOS howru thumbnail look after your mate thumbnail World Needs More Love Letters thumbnail Before-I-Die square thumbnail
    Wear a plaster. End the silence. Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) encouraged the public to talk about suicide by wearing a conversation starter in the form of a black #howru plaster.  Read more >>>  “Look after your mate” is a campaign by Student Minds, UK’s Student Mental Health Charity.  We love the PDF guide with tips on how to help a friend!   
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    When Hannah Brencher  fell into depression, she started writing letters, and leaving them for strangers. The act has gone global, rushing handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.
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    A global art project started by Candy Chang, “Before I Die” invites people to share their reflections on a blackboard in public. More than 1,000 boards have been created in over 70 countries. 
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    Mind Your Mind thumbnail Write Love on Her Arms thumbnail New Mentality thumbnail Change Direction thumbnail
    A Canadian mental health website for youth by youth, with resources and coping tools for young people with mental health concerns.
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    A movement to give hope and support people struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
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    The New Mentality is a network of Ontarian youth groups who work with community partners to destigmatize mental health concerns.  
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    The Campaign to Change Direction aims to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.
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    Project Semicolon-thumbnail Broken Light Collective-thumbnail Time to change-thumbnail Animated Minds
    Project Semi Colon relates the struggles of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, and the will to carry on and believe in a new beginning.  
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    Broken Light Collective is a group of photographers living with or have been affected by mental illness. They support one another through photography.
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    Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign run by UK’s mental health charities, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Lots of useful resources here!
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    Animated Minds is a series of short animated films with real testimonies about different kinds of mental distress.
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