Hey there, I am Press and I am a part of LBTS. In 2018 I went into an extreme depression spiral from which I couldn’t see all the blessings life has to offer fortunately I found a way to escape this and to heal. A long path to recovery and I’m still walking. I joined LBTS by sharing my story to show others that they are not alone in their journey and that recovery is possible. However, that was not enough for me. I wanted to reach more people and give it a more personal approach. That is why I decided to contact Maartje. I shared my ideas and was surprised when I discovered that she already had the events in mind. Shortly after we already had our first event and we decided to work together for future events as well.

I believe that the most important reason to be a part of this organization is the opportunity to meet many amazing people who struggle everyday but manage to persevere and to continue fighting. I am happy to be able to help people and to a part of this movement to break the shame around mental health.