This line of Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar necklaces were created for a great cause
There’s nothing better than buying really pretty jewelry for a really great cause. Jen Gotch, the founder of the lifestyle brand Ban.do, has launched a necklace line that features the words “anxiety,” “depression,” “bipolar,” and “resilience.” They were created to break down stigmas and 100% of the proceeds go to Bring Change To Mind, a nonprofit that raises awareness about mental health.
Busy Philipps, everyone’s internet best friend, has already taken to Instagram and snapped a picture of herself wearing her Anxiety necklace. “I used to feel so isolated & alone about my anxiety- especially after Birdie was born,” she wrote. “…I’m proud to wear my anxiety around my neck for everyone to see. I work very hard daily to push through it and not let it get the best of me. ”
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My beautiful friend @jengotch made @shopbando necklaces with @theiconery. One says Anxiety and one says Depression. The proceeds from the necklaces are going to @bringchangetomind, a non-profit whose goal is to destigmatize mental illness. I used to feel so isolated & alone about my anxiety- especially after Birdie was born. But finally I started talking about it and I decided to be open on social media & my @nodocspodcast about my struggles. Talking about these things helps. At least I know it’s helped me. And if it helps someone else to hear it in that moment, that’s great, too. I’m proud to wear my anxiety around my neck for everyone to see. I work very hard daily to push through it and not let it get the best of me. Some days it does, some days it doesn’t. But really, truly, I know now even when I’m in it, I’m not alone. 💜
Each necklace is $48, comes in silver or gold, and can be worn on a 16 or 18 inch chain. They’re a brave, important symbol of strength and honesty.
“One thing we can all do is work to remove the stigmas associated with mental illness,” Gotch wrote on the brand’s site. “These necklaces are a step in doing that and I hope they can also serve as a conversation starter for people to be more open about what’s going on in their minds.”
There’s a lot of other really positive jewelry on Ban.do, that’s all about self-love, self-care, and helpful messaging. Like, these very cute, colorful bracelets that will make you feel like you’ve been blasted by a ton of sunshine.
Hopefully these jewelry pieces will give you the warm hug you need and serve as a reminder that you’re never alone.