Crossing Borders

We are so grateful to have opened our first out of state chapter this weekend! We traveled to Utica, New York to The House of Good Shepherd. So thankful for this amazing crew! They had welcoming, hardworking staff and inspiring youth! This was our first real interaction with a school and we are excited to see what’s to come. This was an uplifting experience and we learned how our message needs to be heard on so many different levels. Can’t wait to come back:)

BBI Conference

Super excited!! Had an absolutely amazing time at the Building Bridges Initiative Conference. I am so grateful to have had this oppurtunity to speak on behalf of youth receiving residential services. I met so many great people doing great work.. keep it up!!! I also am so thankful to everyone who talked to me or wrote down their information ( I tried emailing those I could but please reach out if I haven’t done so already! ) Can’t wait to bring this thing nation wide- or to your program/ school!

Overall a great day, thank you to Beth Caldwell, Janice Label, Bryan Lary and many more!


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!

Our 13 Reasons

As many of you know, Thirteen Reasons Why has inflamed a lot of growing controversy surrounding mental illness. People in our society tend to tip toe around mental health issues and stigmatize it as well. It is time to fight back against this glorification and stigma. Join the fight by following the 13 reasons to fly shown below!! Instead of giving thirteen reasons to die, we promote 13 reasons to fly, choose life and hold on to hope!

  1. Even if everyone else has left you, I am going to stay. I love you and I care.
  2. Opportunity awaits! There are so many chances in life waiting to be taken.
  3. There is so much time to make changes. You never know what your life will look like in a few years.
  4. It’s time to try new things. Your passion is out there!! It just is up to you to put yourself out there.
  5. You are going to impact and change other people for the better. You will inspire them, befriend them and love them. Believe it or not, they can have that affect on you too.
  6. Your cells and your body are fighting for you. Don’t leave them behind!
  7. You are loved. Whether you believe it or not, people care about you and love you. People would be sad if anything happened to you.
  8. It gets better. Nothing is fixed overnight but overtime this situation will get easier.
  9. You are bigger than what you’re going through. There is so much more to you than this struggle you are facing. You are more than your illness- you are beautiful.
  10. You are not weak. For acknowledging you are struggling, you are so incredibly strong. It is okay to not be okay.
  11. Everything happens for a reason. You may not be able to see it now but one day, you will look back and understand. All this sadness will amount to something positive in the future.
  12. You are a work In progress. Everchanging and evolving, you are beautiful and imperfect.
  13. You are enough. No matter what you may think or what you have been told in the past, you matter. You as a person belong on this earth and are important to so many people. 

You are a beautiful person that deserves your own love and affection. Join us on the journey to share 13 Reasons to Fly with the world!:)