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.
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 me...me:
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!
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: