Inspiring My Generation’s mission is to save lives through bridging the gap in mental health awareness, emotional support, and treatment accessibility with a direct focus on suicide prevention through early symptom detection and support for individuals living with mental illness.
We accomplish this with a four-pronged approach:
Mental Health Awareness.
Inspiring My Generation advocates an innovative approach on awareness through creating a platform for open conversations. Through our many initiatives, we focus on not only starting the conversation on mental health, but also providing space and tools for a supportive, validating conversations. We enlist mental health professionals, advocates, and individuals living with mental health conditions to join our Normalize The Conversation podcast series, while simultaneously encouraging others to be an active part of the conversation. As our founder, Fran, says, “The only way to end the stigma for the next generation is to open and normalize the conversation today.”
Suicide is preventable. At Inspiring My Generation, we firmly believe that one of the most beneficial ways to prevent suicide is through emotional support. Our goal is to create a world where everybody feels seen, heard, loved, valid, worthy, and enough. Through our Encouragement Card Program, we enlist our community to provide emotional support to individuals hospitalized in psych wards as a sign of hope and love. Through our many additional initiatives and founder’s publications, we are focused on providing the tools and support needed to humanize emotions and promote emotional wellness.
At Inspiring My Generation, one of our most important beliefs is “Therapy is a right not a privilege.” In today’s world, there is still a high percentage of individuals diagnosed with mental illness who cannot afford essential treatment (even with insurance coverage!), including therapy and medication. Our latest campaign encourages our members and community to participate in fundraising for essential treatment through donating, hosting fundraising events, and purchasing our products.
Inspiring My Generation aims to further mental health awareness and accessibility within our education systems through recognition and treatment of mental illness in the same manner our school boards recognize and treat physical illness—with ample time off, deadline flexibility, and exam makeups. Inspiring My Generation also has partnered with numerous mental health nonprofits in an endeavor to work toward bringing emotional wellness education programs into the school system as early as Kindergarten and to create a minimum standard quality of care within psych wards that sets individuals discharged up for success rather than failure. Through these efforts, Fran was named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women of 2021 by Yahoo Finance.