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Meagan Jane Designs was started for two reasons: to raise awareness for mental health, and to raise funds for mental health. Almost every single person will more than likely experience down days, but for some people, they feel it on an intense level that often times takes control and makes life just that bit harder. I know, because I'm one of those people. In 2006, when I was 14-years-old, I attempted suicide. If it weren't for my older brother stopping me, I'd be dead. in 2019, when I was 26-years-old, I had an active plan to end my life. I had began writing my goodbye letters, I had a date and a way to do it, and I even had a countdown on my phone. I was done with life. And if it wasn't for my therapist I would have tried again, and this time I would have made sure nothing would stop me. This is something I have never said aloud (other than to my therapist and my close loved ones)...until now.
I want to make changes to how mental health is seen, but in order to do that I have to be honest about my journey, especially in the hopes of helping others. I’ve had a burning desire to take this negative and turn it into something positive, but I was never sure on how to achieve to that. After spending months thinking about it, something hit me as I was reading a book. I placed my paper bookmark in and realised I’d been through a number of them over the years…and then I knew what it was that I wanted to do. What if I could take my love of books and bookmarks and make something from scratch that could help raise money for mental health charities? And what if I could take my love of scrunchies and do the same? And that’s how Meagan Jane Designs was born. I plan on donating HALF of every sale to Lifeline, and the ultimate dream/goal is to be making enough money to be able to donate to a bunch of mental health charities.
My reason for doing this is not to make money for me, it’s not to gain popularity or be a ‘best seller’ my reason for doing this is to give back to Lifeline after they helped me when I was at my lowest. I want to help raise much needed funds and awareness for mental illnesses. too. By doing so, places like Lifeline can continue helping people who desperately need it, and when it feels like there is no light, I want to be able to help shine a bit of brightness where it is needed.
You can listen to my many podcast episodes where I discuss mental health and my history (by myself and with my therapist) here. And you can read more information on my personal journey here. Please feel free to shop for items available through Meagan Jane Designs here, or visit my Etsy store here. If you'd like to chat to me about anything relating to Meagan Jane Designs, please email email@example.com or send a message to me on the Meagan Jane Designs Facebook or Instagram pages, which can be found here and here. And if you're experiencing a crisis please reach out.