It's tough for people to come forward with their mental health struggles in this society

It’s not easy to talk about your feelings, and, unfortunately, judgments are everywhere. “You’re crazy”, “Everyone has bad days”, “Just be positive”, “But you’ve got a great life”, are just a few of the many things we get to hear when we open up about our well being. This makes us stop opening up to our friends, family, teachers, or bosses. This makes it harder for us to get back up on our feet again.

We’re trying to create a society where you’ve got the freedom to open up about your battles, without being judged or discriminated against. You can participate in our Instagram Campaign, attend one of our events, watch us on YouTube or sign up for an individual coaching session. Schools/companies can hire us for guest lectures and workshops.

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I am Mae, the founder of LBTS. I’ve gone through some mental health issues myself, such as depression, anxiety & PTSS. I know how difficult it is to wake up every morning, to fight the thoughts in your head and to get back to sleep.

I’m helping other people finding their way back into society by focussing on making small steps. What’s better than getting help from someone who actually understands you?

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Workshops @ schools

Schools often underestimate the importance of their students’ mental health. “It’s about their performance”. But, they go to school every day. It should be a safe and happy place. What if that isn’t the case?

Helping students with a disorder is also a school’s responsibility. We know students often don’t take lectures from their teachers seriously, but they will from people who’ve experienced the same things and are of their age. That’s why we’re here.

Read more about our workshops

Upcoming Events

Events from Let’s Break the Shame cover the theme “Depression” (more themes in the future). The aim of such a gathering is to provide support to people suffering from mental health issues, as well as informing relatives and friends on how to deal with these issues. The meetings are opened by Mae & Press, followed by 1 other speaker who has experienced or is experiencing mental health issues. After these talks, there’s room for discussion & questions.

NOTE: The following dates might change due to COVID-19.

Rotterdam

October 2020

€10.-

Utrecht

T.B.A.

€10.-

The Hague

T.B.A.

€10.-

Our Heroes

We’ve all joined Let’s Break the Shame with the same purpose: breaking the mental health stigma. Some of us are doing so by organising events, taking photos and speaking in public about their struggles, whereas others are setting up marketing campaigns. Without each one of us, the foundation wouldn’t be where it is today.

Meet them all

Videos

MENTAL HEALTH Q&A! // PRESS & MAE ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

"YOU'RE REALLY PRETTY FOR A BLACK GIRL" // RACHEL ABOUT BLACK LIVES MATTER

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT HEAL THE WAY OTHER PEOPLE WANT YOU TO HEAL // MAE

Ready to be part of the Let's Break the Shame movement?

Do you want to be a volunteer, participate in the online campaign, sign up for an event, become a coachee or hire us for a guest lecture? 

Get in touch with us!