Who We Are

About Fight for Better Tomorrows


We need to be honest for a second: We're not doctors, therapists or social workers. And we didn't go to school for mental health, psychology or social work.

But we are a group of people who believe that you shouldn't have to navigate mental health and recovery alone. And we wholeheartedly believe tomorrow can be different. We're here to share our stories while providing resources and hope so that you can fight for better tomorrows too.

Fight for Better Tomorrows was founded in April 2019 after Brooklyn Bockisch took a medical leave of absence from work to seek treatment for their mental illness at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

During that time, they dreamed of creating a blog that felt more like a community – where people could not only read stories but also share their own. Knowing that our mental health care system is broken, they wanted to create a space where people could access resources around mental health, self-care and recovery.

They strongly believe that the best mental health care shouldn't be reserved only for the people that can afford it or have the best insurance. It should be available to everyone.

And without hesitation or doubt, Fight for Better Tomorrows was born.

A picture of Brooklyn with blue, green and pink hair wearing a black tank top in front of a purple background

Meet Brooklyn (they/them)

Founder, Storyteller + Mental Health Advocate


I've lived with a mental illness for as long as I can remember. In fact, I don't know what life is like without it. What most people would consider scary, I consider everyday life. But even though panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, overwhelming emotions, depression and suicidal thoughts are my "normal," that doesn't mean it's easy. Every day I wake up, it's a battle just to make it through the day.

What I'm trying to say is that I can empathize with where you are, where you're going and the path you're navigating.

I don't know you, but I get you. And you are welcome here just the way you are.

Because one of our core values is you are more than your mental illness, I want to share a few things that make

  • I play kickball, cornhole, skeeball and pickleball through a social sports company in Boston (#DasBoot).
    • It started as a way to build connections, make new friends and get out of my apartment.
    • I was awful at first and just showing up to games made me anxious (and led to many panic attacks). But I grew to love social sports – especially kickball – so much, and it became the one thing I looked forward to every week.
    • In August 2022, I joined the team as a part-time kickball/softball ref and social host. That decision quite literally saved my life and helped me build confidence, reduced my social anxiety, improved my communication skills in times of conflict...and so much more!
  • I'm a dog parent to Hendrix, Khaleesi and Benny.
  • I've completed over 25 mud runs/obstacle course races.
  • I love to write. Poetry is my first love, but blogs are pretty fun too.
  • I'm an introvert (an INFJ to be exact).
  • I'm a Ravenclaw, but I have some Hufflepuff qualities.
  • I identify as queer, non-binary and pansexual.
  • I love telling stories. Whether it's through conversations, blogs or presentations, I'm almost always telling a story.
  • I have 10 tattoos and 12 piercings (3 earlobes, double helix, daith, conch, tragus, rook, nose, septum and lip/left labret)
    • Like most people with tattoos, I have plans for many more including a spooky, music-themed half-sleeve.

Looking for resources or support?

Because we're not trained mental health professionals or doctors, we can't provide you with medical advice of any kind.

We strongly encourage you to check out our list of resources, treatment options as well as other ways to get support. We're always adding to this list, and if you have a suggestion, please let us know!

Resources for your recovery


If you're having thoughts of hurting yourself (or someone else), please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

If you're experiencing a less severe crisis or emotional distress and need someone to talk to, these crisis lines are here to help:

Know a helpful crisis line or recovery resource? Let us know!