WHAT I WISH they KNEW
a mental health movement to help us understand you better
We've all been through dark times in our lives. I know I have. Whether its a season of depression, panic attacks, the breakdown of a relationship, or the death of a loved one - life can hit us hard. We want to do our best to help people in the midst those tough times, but we need your help. We want to know, what do you wish the people around you (family, friends, boss, teachers, etc.) knew, did or said. Conversely, there may be some things they did that you really appreciated. We will use this information to create educational support programs so that everyone knows the best way to care for, and support everyone else. With your story, you can help us help someone like you face their challenges with more support.
Without mentioning names or key identifying information, below, share as little or as much as you want, about what you went through, and what you wish your family, friends, boss, workmates etc. knew or did (or you wish they didn't do or say). To give an example, here is my story below:
This project is led by Sandersan (Sandy) Onie, a psychology PhD Candidate at UNSW Sydney and founder of Institute of Emotional Health Indonesia, in partnership with Benny Prawira, the founder of Into the Light. Having fought mental illnesses ourselves, and seeing others around us locked in the battle, we are passionate to see Indonesian mental health improve, and are working relentlessly to see this happen.
sandersan (sandy) onie
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Black Dog Institute
Mental Health, Experimental Psychology and Statistics Expert
Masters of Social Health Psychology, Atma Jaya
Suicidologist and Mental Health Expert
Founder and Head Coordinator of Into the Light
If you would like to give feedback or suggestions, and/or partner with to gather information specific to your organization or bring the campaign to your country, use the data for your research, or discuss future projects, please contact us below. Furthermore, website maintenance is all funded out of pocket, please consider contacting us to make a donation for this cause.