BEE Daring Foundation
In 2017, my life changed forever! Click here to see my story, I was diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD. As I sat there in complete awe, so many questions began running through my mind. Would my family and friends, still love me and accept me for the person I’d become? How would people react once they learned I had PTSD? Would they feel sorry for me? How would I deal with this? Could I even continue to go to school and deal with everything going on in my life? One thing I knew for sure, I was ready for whatever challenges and obstacles may lie ahead. My mental illness does not define who I am. It is merely a piece of the puzzle, a piece of my story. Yes, there were roadblocks and difficult challenges along the way, but I survived. Today, I am the founder and CEO of the BEE Daring Foundation!
The BEE Daring Foundation is an organization for college campuses and mental health. Our mission statement: eradicating the stigmas surrounding mental health on college campuses. And, our vision statement: educating college campuses on the effects of mental health and how to overcome it. Our target audience: College students (undergraduate, graduate, veterans, international, and transfer students), faculty & staff, friends & family, and first responders.
This year we are getting ready to launch our 2019 Project PHX campaign. A campaign dedicated to combating stigmas surrounding mental illness, but that isn't our only focus. We're focusing on a broad spectrum of issues including sexual assault, to domestic violence and showing how these things are connected and need awareness. It is imperative in today's society that the population be educated on mental illness, know how to speak with someone who suffers from a mental illness, and the available resources out there. Through our campaign, we are offering workshops, resources, and guest speakers .. plus a whole lot more!