by Kyle Matthews
To this day, the social stigma associated with mental health issues remains a prevalent and daunting challenge, one that influences people’s decision to seek professional help. While significant strides have been made to normalize the conversation surrounding mental health and mental illness, more needs to be done to help the countless individuals who are affected, and emphasis should also be given to building a supportive community. Highly aware of the disparity in the level of mental health awareness, support, and treatment accessibility among millions of affected people, Inspiring My Generation has emerged as a leading non-profit organization whose purpose-driven initiatives are currently making a difference.
This passion-fueled entity was established by Francesa Reicherter to serve as a voice for those who lost theirs to suicide. It hopes to bring change and inspire action by normalizing the conversation around mental health and mental illness and providing support and encouragement to individuals hospitalized because of suicidal ideations. Inspiring My Generation underscores, as well, the importance of giving financial assistance to those living with mental illness who cannot afford essential treatment, educating the general population on mental health, mental illness, and mental wellness, and writing letters to state government leaders.
As a believer in collective action, Inspiring My Generation considers reaching out to established authorities and state government leaders among its priorities. The letters that it sends out highlight the lack of support and need for immediate action when it comes to funding, as well as crafting and enacting supportive treatment laws for individuals living with mental illness.
At the core of this humanitarian organization is the intention to serve as a source of hope and encouragement for those who may feel unheard, unloved, and alone in their mental health struggles. More than anything else, on top of honoring the innumerable number of lives lost, Inspiring My Generation wants to send across a message of solidarity to people embroiled in psychological battles.
Since its establishment, Inspiring My Generation has introduced numerous initiatives for the welfare of its target beneficiaries. On January 17, 2021, it launched its first clothing collection called “Therapy For All,” and the proceeds from the venture will be donated to the T3 Mental Health Grant, which provides financial assistance to people dealing with mental illnesses who cannot afford essential treatment. Additionally, this brainchild of Francesca Reicherter also has a line of limited edition items coming out at the end of every quarter, as well as giveaways hosted at the start of every month on its Instagram page.