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Welcome to 13 Reasons to Fly! Thank you so much for visiting and joining the fight against stigma surrounding mental illness. We hope you find a way to uphold our mission in your daily lives! Each of you have the power to make a difference. It’s time we start the conversation. Below you’ll see our recent projects and what we are doing to spread our message!

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Pegasus House, Daybreak Shelter

Had an amazing time working with the young women at Pegasus House in Lawrence! We had a lot of fun developing Reasons to Fly on kites!

We also discussed the pressure of stigma , and took great pride in working to make their labels ‘disappear’.Thank you to Robin, the staff and all the strong young people from Pegasus House!

Weekly Wednesday’s

Hi All! I know it’s been a while, but don’t worry, our work hasn’t stopped! Behind the scenes, has been traveling to Cohannet Academy: a JRI youth residential program in Taunton State Hospital. Today we had our 3rd Group and the youth did an activity highlighting values and why they matter to us!

If you’re interested in hearing more about what we do, or if you’d like to bring a chapter to your school/program/place of worship feel free to Contact Us at 13reasonstofly@gmail.com

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What a year it’s been

Exactly 1 year ago, I was pacing in my room at the hospital, unable to leave it for safety reasons. After giving into my spiraling thoughts, Thirteen Reasons Why came to mind. I decided I wouldn’t stand for this glorification & just wanted to make something positive- anything.

I stand here a year later, in awe of all of you supporting this mission. That day was the start of something great, I am so grateful to everyone who believed in me and helped me realize life is beautiful. You may not see that yet, but one day you will!

Forming a nonprofit, presenting at conferences, and starting groups at hospitals is something I never dreamed of. You all are my 13 Reasons to Fly.

Ubuntu: ” I am because you are” 13 Reasons to Fly exists because you all do.

And at the same time, 1 year later, and stigma still soars. A year later and mental illness is at an all time high. Thank you for joining the fight, we have a long way to go. It’s go time. Thank you.

TEMPO:)

This week I had the privilege to visit the support group run by TEMPO young adult resource center! We had great discussions on Thirteen Reasons Why as well as what we can do as a community to make life a little brighter. We need more drop in support centers like TEMPO! Let’s follow their lead