Building A Community

#Endeavortogether

Welcome to our foundation community. One of our biggest goals as we endeavor to make change is to create a community of peer support. Often times, knowing that you are not alone in your struggle to cope with mental health concerns can offer hope and be of great comfort. We envision this community to be a safe place where people can turn for encouragement and resources in tough times; or to find an opportunity to make change themselves.

Share your story

It’s not always who you help, but how you help. We invite you to share your story about your experiences with mental health. Your story can help inspire and uplift people in our community and around the world, even change someone’s life.

Your story can open someone’s mind to situations and outcomes that at the moment they are unable to see or even comprehend. The most powerful stories are not just those about struggle, pain and fighting to survive, but how a person was able to seek help, get the right treatments, manage your illness/disorder and accomplish the extraordinary.

We look forward to hearing and sharing your story with our community.

Your Story Guidelines:

Every story teller has a different reason for sharing their story. It may be to raise awareness, to inspire others, to bring about change, or just to share your own personal experiences in order to show others that are not alone with their mental illness.

  • Your story should come from the heart so don’t over think it.

  • Be honest in your story.

  • What message do you want to impart on the reader?

  • Is your story about courage, faith, hope, sheer determination or something else?

  • Think about ending your story with how you are doing now and what’s going to be in your next chapter.

Send your submission to: info@valeriefoundation.org

We accept stories on all topics relating to mental health and mental well-being. Story telling can bring back difficult memories, but it can also be a cathartic and healing experience as well. Be mindful and supportive of your own emotional state as you tell your story.