The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc., is to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by sharing personal stories of individuals overcoming mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, live on stage, through stories submitted and published to our blog, and via our YouTube channel.
This Is My Brave is the leading platform for individuals with lived experience to share their stories of living successful lives despite a diagnosis of a mental illness. Our organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit which serves the need to shine a light on mental health issues through artistic expression (spoken word poetry, original music and essay readings) while at the same time educating the general public about the importance of ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. We serve various cities where we are able to identify a volunteer producer to lead the effort to create a This Is My Brave performance for their community. Our reach is extended through the professional videotaping of each performance, which we then upload to our public YouTube channel for all to access.